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Opportunities for Sustainable Community and Neighborhood Development

10.13.17 | In the News

This article in the Las Vegas Optic outlines the key takeaways from our most recent Glass Half Full discussion series event in September focused on models for sustainable community and neighborhood development. While the majority of the issues discussed were Chicago specific, the piece explains that communities nationwide have the potential to better integrate the environment, the economy and the…More

Brownfield Site in Gary to Become Urban Forest

09.18.17 | In the News

How can a toxic, Superfund brownfield site that was once a bustling hosiery factory cleanse its past and start anew? An article in the Post-Tribune explains how Fresh Coast Capital LLC and Delta Institute are working together to plant poplar and cottonwood trees to improve the landscape and cleanse the soil at a vacant site in Gary, Indiana. City Councilwoman…More


09.07.17 | In the News

This Wisconsin National Resources magazine article explains how government entities, local municipalities and nonprofit organizations, including Delta Institute, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and University of Wisconsin, are working together to develop a phosphorus prioritization plan that identifies recommendations for improving water quality and aquatic habitat.

National Guard to Demolish Vacant Structures in Gary, IN

08.10.17 | In the News

This NWI times article explains how the National Guard will help Gary meet its goal of demolishing hundreds of abandoned structures this year. The Guard is anticipated to demolish 22 structures next month. Earlier this year, the Gary Redevelopment Commission demolished a large former church that was adjacent to the future site of Steel City Salvage, a Delta Initiative.

Monitoring Program Part of Neighborhood’s Clean Energy Push

07.27.17 | In the News

In this article from Midwest Energy News, Lydersen covers our projects on the Southeast Side, Little Village and South Loop. In a program funded by the EPA, Delta helps set up stationary and mobile air monitoring equipment to gather data on the pollution from local industry. With this data, the goal is to allow the residents to become aware of…More

Town Wins with Brownfield Redevelopment

07.19.17 | In the News

The West Suburban Journal recently covered the results of a US EPA grant given to Cook County. The grant allowed a Maywood-based business to expand into an empty lot that was previously vacant. In partnership with the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Weaver Consultants Group,  Delta worked with seven west Cook County municipalities to assess vacant commercial properties…More