Chicago Out Front on Adapting to Climate Change

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Suzanne Malec-McKenna - Chicago Department of Environment

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Christian Bordal