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Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

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....

Urban Infrastructure Impacted by Changing Climate

Urban Infrastructure Impacted by Changing Climate

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...

Coal Communities Transition Roadmap

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...

Guide for Post-Coal Communities

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...

Coal Plant Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

An article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the potential redevelopment of Mitchell Power Station, a closed coal plant 18 miles south of Pittsburgh that has not produced electricity since 2013. A Delta Institute document from 2014 titled...

Former Stocking Factory Site Reenvisioned

Former Stocking Factory Site Reenvisioned

An article published in the Post-Tribune reports on a recent resident meeting in Gary, Indiana to design a 3-acre plot of land. The site was formerly a stocking factory, Bear Brand Hosiery Co., and has the potential to feature public art and attractive landscaping....

Driven Doer: Tim Brown

Driven Doer: Tim Brown

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 Tim Brown, co-founder of Delta Institute and...

Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, Delta Emerging Leader and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Clean coal, new coal plants, increased coal funding, and job opportunities are all unlikely, even under the current administration. Delta...

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