GreenTown: The Future of Community | Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities



April 22, 2014
Downtown South Bend, IN
DoubleTree Hotel
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Community Partner:
AEP Indiana - Michigan Power
Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Indiana Renewable Energy Association
Wightman & Associates

Barnes & Thornburg
New Energy Homes

Greening The Bend

Media Partner:

Underwriter of Networking Lunch:
Inovateus Solar
Indiana Renewable Energy Association

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

May 21-22, 2014
UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607
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Community Sponsors:
City of Chicago
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
The Institute of Cultural Affairs

The University of Illinois Chicago

Community Partners:
Franklin Energy
Illinois Green Economy Network
Inovateus Solar
Peoples Gas

Christy Webber & Co
Davey Resource Group
Greeley & Hansen
Kuert Concrete
Pizzo & Associates

Media Partner:
Natural Awakenings Chicago

GreenTown Underwriter:
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Underwriter of Mayors Breakfast:
Houseal Lavigne Associates

Underwriter of Morning Networking Break:

Underwriter of Afternoon Networking Break:
HDR Engineering

Underwriters of Sustainability in Higher Education Session:
Beyond Properties
DePaul University
Elara Engineering

Underwriter of Food Scrap and Composting Session:
Organix Recycling LLC

Underwriter of Forests Where We Live Tour and Tree Planting

Cardno JFNew
Geosyntec Consultants
Weaver Boos Consultants

Supplier to the Welcoming Reception:
Goose Island Brewery

Supplier to the Micro Brew Review:
Haymarket Brewery and Pub

Non-profit Sponsor:

GreenTown Chicago Review; May 21 and 22, 2014

From ranking first in the nation with the greatest number of LEED-certified buildings to the creation of more than 300 green roofs, Chicago is a leading sustainable city in the United States. GreenTown – sponsored by the city of Chicago, the Institute of Cultural Affairs, and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning – returned to Chicago May 21 and 22 to recognize and seize upon Chicago’s leadership in creating healthier, sustainable living.

GreenTown Chicago featured sustainability leaders including internationally-recognized Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Swedish Ambassador Bjorn Lyrvall as they shared their strategies and successes in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. GreenTown Chicago also featured a special energy track sponsored by the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) as well as a special presentation from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) about its Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Grants for community sustainability development.

Click here to view the full GreenTown Chicago agenda.

News from GreenTown

GreenTown Aurora Coming Early 2015

Stay tuned for information about the next GreenTown event taking place in Aurora, Illinois in early 2015 at Two Brothers Brewing. The event will feature speaker Mayor Tom Weisner as well as Jason and Jim Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing. The goal will be to look over the past five years and determine what’s next in Aurora’s progress toward becoming a healthy, sustainable city.

GreenTown Kent Coming Spring of 2015

GreenTown is heading to Kent, Ohio in April of 2015. The event will be held at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference center. Stay tuned for updates on specific dates and speakers.

GreenTown Chicago Presentations and Images Online

For those that missed GreenTown Chicago or couldn’t make it to all the sessions, select GreenTown Chicago presentations and images are now available online. Click here to view speaker presentations or here to view the Chicago photo gallery.

Click here to see GreenTown Michiana 2.0 presentations.