Worn Jerabek Architects conducted a review of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s practices and policies with the goal of highlighting and recommending effective strategies for bringing sustainability to Chicago’s transportation infrastructure.
- Green Alleys reduce the amount of storm water runoff by increasing the amount of pervious surface area in the city.
- Rooftop Gardens help to reduce the “Urban Heat Island Effect” and lower energy usage.
- Traffic Calming Techniques lower the speed and quantity of traffic and enhance the character of residential streets.
- Efficient Lighting Strategies reduce light pollution and lower energy costs.
- Structural Soils allow planting to be designed to be multifunctional, incorporating detention, retention, filtration, or runoff use for rainwater.