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Suburbs Left in a Lurch as Companies Return to the Cities

As educated and highly skilled workers are returning to cities, the evidence suggests that large corporations are increasingly following them as well. McDonald's…

Opinion: Why Companies Should Skip Annual Volunteer Projects

Every year, thousands of employees at companies across the country admirably set aside a day or even a week for community service projects.…

Chicago: Taking Tips from the Screwworm

As science and policy swirls around the introduction of sterile male mosquitoes to help eliminate the global scourge of malaria in some regions,…

How Health, Climate Change, and Social Justice Intersect in Chicago

Chicago illuminates the inequity of weather impacts on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color -– an injustice that will only intensify as the…

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Social Cost of Carbon and Environmental Justice

A Chicago court ruled unanimously that the Department of Energy “acted within its authority and did not violate any regulatory or statutory provisions"…

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a…

How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.

Why Go From LEED Gold to Platinum? 5 Lessons from Chicago’s 111 South Wacker

Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and…

Lead Poisoning Troubles Link Chicago and Flint, Michigan

Call it a modern-day tale of two cities: Chicago and Flint, Michigan, are both battling epidemics of lead poisoning, and looking at generations…

Method Puts Down Roots in a Chicago Community

Saskia van Gendt shared Method’s story on community engagement and its new manufacturing facility with attendees at SXSW Eco last week.

3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…

Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…

3p Weekend: 10 Cities On the Cutting Edge

This week we tip our hats to 10 cities hard at work building the urban centers of tomorrow. The future is now.

Green Communities are Empowered Communities: Reflections from SXSW Eco

This year’s SXSW Eco conference may be over, but the conversation is just getting started. This post reflects on how the topic of…

SXSW Eco Interview: Ian Hughes, Goose Island Brewery

Ian Hughes talks about sustainability at Goose Island - what the company has done and where they're headed in the future.