Global Now / Week 7

Chicago’s Green 2-Mile’er is a designed “product” the mimics the Earth. -Gabriela d’Amato

Name: Gabriela d’Amato

Headline: Chicago Unveils the “Greenest Street in America” with Permeable, Smog-Eating Pavement

Date: by Mark Boyer 10/15/12

Source: Inhabitat [ design will save the world ] 

Abstract: Last week, Chicago officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on “the greenest street in America,” a two-mile stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. In addition to new pedestrian and bicycle features, the innovative new street surface will filter stormwater, helping to prevent the city’s combined sewers from overflowing. Most impressive of all, the cement used to pave the street cleans the surface of the roadway and removes pollution from the air. Seems to be a wonderful way to incorporate “Cradle to Cradles” two metabolism systems. 

 

Link: Chicago Unveils the “Greenest Street in America” with Permeable, Smog-Eating Pavement | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

 

Global Issue: Design for Sustenance 

Primary Design Lens: Sustainable Design

Secondary Design Lens:  Architectural InnovationImage

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