FROM Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Chicago Out Front on Adapting to Climate Change Due to the political ambivalence about global warming, city planners in many cities are discreet about "integrating preparedness into traditional planning." But the so-called Second City is "way out in front… in terms of adaptation." That's according to a recent article in the New York Times. Suzanne Malec-McKenna, outgoing commissioner of Chicago's Department of Environment , has more on how the city has adapted with new pavement for alleyways, Southern trees for landscaping and air-conditioning in the public schools.
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