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Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

08.31.16 | In the News

This Green Building Advisor blog post discusses the strategies that rust belt cities are experimenting with in order to deal with disinvestment. Delta’s Knight Foundation funded materials reuse facility was highlighted. Read more.


Switching to switchgrass? Study models soil impact of biofuel crops

08.30.16 | In the News

This Midwest Energy News article highlights a study that modeled how an increasing amount of biofuel production would impact the soil’s ability to store carbon, and quotes Delta’s Ryan Anderson. Read the article.


Delta’s Work on Little Village Brownfields Published by Geo-Chicago

08.26.16 | Announcements
Vacant Lot in Little Village

Delta Institute’s Margaret Renas and Ben Shorofsky were recently published in the 2016 proceedings of Geo-Chicago: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment. Their paper, titled “Community-Based Prioritization of a Brownfield Site Inventory for Redevelopment,” describes Delta’s work in conjunction with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to prioritize vacant lots for redevelopment. The goal of the project was to use…More


New faces and new roles in the Delta network

08.23.16 | Announcements

Say hello to new Delta staff David Lezaks Senior Specialist, Ecosystems David is a Senior Specialist in the Ecosystems practice here at Delta where he manages a portfolio of projects that focuses on building a more regenerative economy. He is a strategic planner and systems thinker who works to build partnerships and implement transformational solutions with a focus on accelerating…More


Western Pa.’s coal site ‘monstrosities’ re-envisioned

08.22.16 | In the News

TribLive discloses former Pennsylvania coal plant sites are leaning towards a couple options for community revitalization. Standing plants are either utilized for natural gas production, or demolished for redevelopment. A 2014 Delta Institute report on plant closer to redevelopment is cited. Read More.


Kansas State University Engineers to engage Chicagoans in air pollution monitoring

08.11.16 | In the News

This Kansas State University news release, published by EurekAlert, highlights Delta’s partnership with KSU, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, University of Illinois at Chicago, Alliance for a Greener South Loop, Respiratory Health Association, Southeast Environmental Task Force, and People for Community Recovery to engage residents in monitoring air quality in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.