With city populations expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades, it is essential that we take up a model for low-carbon development that promotes a thriving and sustainable future for urban communities. A recent development proposal in downtown Chicago is the … [Read more...] about This Chicago project raises the bar for sustainable urban development
Chicago is famous for its bean sculpture and deep-dish pizza, but it’s also known for its rat problem. Seeking a natural solution to the pest problem, the city has found success in the form of feral cats. Since 2012, the Tree House Humane Society has been capturing feral … [Read more...] about Cats at Work: Chicago is using feral felines to tackle its rodent crisis
We’ve written about vertical farms and affordable housing extensively at The Optimist Daily, but never have we seen these two concepts combined. Until now, that is. This is the exact combination we’re going to witness in Westbrook, Maine, where a multistory greenhouse is being … [Read more...] about Affordable housing and vertical farms: A match made in heaven?
The pandemic has brought weddings to a screeching halt. When Chicago couple Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis canceled their big bash, they decided to use the catering and venue deposits to do some good in their community. The couple asked their caterer to take the $5,000 deposit … [Read more...] about Chicago couple uses wedding deposits to feed their community
“So many relationship problems actually have very little to do with the relationship itself.” That’s the conclusion — shared in a TEDxOakParkWomen Talk — which Chicago psychotherapist Susan Adler has come to after years of working with couples. In fact, she believes that many of … [Read more...] about How to be your best self in a relationship