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Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

05.16.18 | Announcements

By Emily Rhodes At the beginning of the month, we published our “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition.” We compiled the lessons we learned alongside communities to ensure that no community has to start their transition from scratch. Since our founding in 1998, we’ve engaged in community-driven redevelopment of vacant sites and brownfields, which over the…More


Urban Infrastructure Impacted by Changing Climate

05.16.18 | In the News

An article and video published in CGTN America highlights how city infrastructure is being threatened today by our changing climate. Eve Pytel, Director at Delta Institute, is quoted sharing how our urban infrastructure is compromised and that we need to solve the escalating problem for the long term. Watch the video here.


Driven Doer: Marguerite Huber

05.07.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Marguerite Huber, co-chair of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs), Communications Associate for American Institutes for Research, and passionate waste blogger. What do you do? A better…More


Coal Communities Transition Roadmap

05.06.18 | In the News

Delta Institute’s Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap was included in Politico’s Morning Energy newsletter. The roadmap provides insight into the coal community transition process and includes modules that show economic and environmental impacts. It also provides information on engagement strategies.  


Guide for Post-Coal Communities

05.05.18 | In the News

An article and audio piece published in West Virginia Public Broadcasting shares details on our newest tool, Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap. Communities specialist at Delta Institute, Emily Rhodes, explains that the roadmap seeks to assist coal plant communities where they need help the most. The roadmap outlines the benefits of early planning when possible, where to start that planning process, what questions to…More


Guide Provides Resources to Navigate the Coal Transition Process

05.03.18 | Press

Media Contact: Amy Yanow CHICAGO, IL – May 3, 2018 – Delta Institute releases “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition,” which helps communities plan for the closure and potential reuse of their coal plants in ways that promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable economic development. Since Delta’s founding, they have engaged in community-driven redevelopment of vacant sites and…More