Johanna Bye's blog

Chicago Cycling: What's Next?

For all you Chicagoans interested in bike planning in the city, head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 North Cannon Drive (just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo) TONIGHT, June 21, for a panel discussion on the future of cycling in Chicago. Panelists will share how Chicago is becoming more bike-friendly, the impact of biking on the city and our environment, trends in urban transportation and ways in which biking connects people to Chicagoʼs rich nature. Discussion leaders include:

Growing Power: My Urban Farming Adventure (Part 2 of 2)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my spring break at Growing Power, an urban farm in Milwaukee. The farm’s founder, Will Allen, is speaking at this year’s Congress in Madison, WI. For part two of my blog, I’ll focus on Growing Power’s role in the community, and the impact of Will Allen’s work both at home and abroad.

Growing Power: My Urban Farming Adventure (Part 1 of 2)

While my classmates left the Midwest for sunny locales this spring break, I headed to Milwaukee, where I spent a few days learning the ins and outs of urban farming at Growing Power, a national nonprofit and land trust that supports diverse populations and communities by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe, and affordable foo

Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative Report Released

Since 2008, the Congress for the New Urbanism has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart Growth program and fire marshals from across the nation to establish new street design standards that allow for narrower streets and increased connectivity.