TF11 - Urban Revitalization: Engaging Residents and Communities

Friday, November 16 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk « Back

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Clybourn 1200, Xavier, and the Southbank Development are stellar examples of how mixed-use development can reinvigorate previously underutilized spaces. Clybourn 1200 and Xavier are mixed-income, mixed-use buildings on the site of the former Cabrini Green housing project. Clybourn 1200 amenities include a welcome program for new residents, a community garden (in partnership with City Farm), and an apiary where residents can learn about beekeeping and honey collection. Xavier is a LEED Gold Certified building that features high-efficiency building, lighting and plumbing systems, stormwater harvesting and reuse for irrigation, sustainably-produced building products and materials, and green roofs and rain gardens that incorporate native plants. The residents are encouraged to learn about sustainable urban living through active demonstrations in the building and social interactions with the community. This tour will also feature the first building in the Southbank Development which is targeting LEED Gold Certification, and Southbank Park, which showcases the redevelopment of the natural environment of this part of the Chicago River. The site is designed to sustain a 100-year flood and capture 95% of rainfall, which will restore the natural environment of the banks of the south branch of the Chicago River.

Learning Objectives:

Explore how energy, water, lighting, and plumbing systems were incorporated in the projects to achieve sustainable design, Green Globes, and LEED Certifications.

Describe how these developments create a sense of community and how that contributes to the sustainability of the projects.

Discuss the integrated processes to achieve Green Globes and LEED Certifications and how those affect the design, development, and resident occupancy and engagement of the projects.

Assess the economic viability and community impact of these buildings/developments.

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Event Type: Tour > Session