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“A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates goodpaying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle.� Mayor Rahm Emanuel


THE

UPTOWN EXCHANGE A CANNON DESIGN AND UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, cA+P JOINT VENTURE


“A real challenge that our society faces today is finding an intelligent way to physically restructure America’s cities. The current system of importing resources and exporting waste over long distances is incredibly inefficient.” Peter Ellis Principal, Cannon Design


TOMORROW

29 MILLION GALLONS OF STORMWATER RUNOFF DIVERTED THROUGH 1.5 MILLION SQ FT OF PERVIOUS SURFACES

ODA

445,000 MILLION GALLONS OF STORM WATER RUNOFF ON 23,000 MILLION SQ FT OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACES 1,241,492 EXISTING JOBS

23.79 MMT CO2E FROM ELECTRICITY 9.99 MMT CO2E FROM COAL

7.04 MMT CO2E FROM TRANSPORTATION 84,000 COMMUTE BY BICYCLE/WALKING

30 MILES OF PROTECTED BICYCLING FACILITIES

$48,000 MILLION SPENT ON FOOD $46,000 MILLION SPENT ON IMPORTED FOOD 1,500 MILES AVERAGE FOOD IMPORT DISTANCE 7.3 MILLION TONS OF WASTE GENERATED 2.4 MILLION TONS OF WASTE DIVERTED

150-200 JOBS ONE URBAN GROCERY STORE 15-22 JOBS $1M INVESTMENT IN WATER CONSERVATION 2,000 JOBS ENERGY RETROFITS -3.0 MMT CO2E

FROM

THE EQUIVALENT OF

20% ELECTRICITY REDUCTION

4 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

-1.12 MMT CO2E FROM DISTRIBUTED SOLUTIONS -.28 MMT CO2E FROM HOUSEHOLD SOLUTIONS

1.0 MMT CO2E FROM INCREASING PUBLIC TRANSIT/BIKING 1,000,000 COMMUTE BY BICYCLE/WALKING 100 MILES OF PROTECTED BICYCLING FACILITIES

$2,500 MILLION IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY PRODUCED FROM 20% INCREASE IN LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION 56 MILES AVG. FOOD IMPORT DISTANCE FROM LOCAL FOODS 7.3 MILLION TONS OF WASTE DIVERTED


LAKE MICHIGAN

WATER

CHICAGO

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OUT OF THE CITY

TRANSPORTATION

OUT OF SIGHT

ENERGY

OUT OF MIND

WASTE

FOOD

+ JOBS

THE CITY TODAY


In the linear systems of today, a resource is used once and then discarded.

RAIN WATER

POTABLE WATER

GREY WATER BLACK WATER

PLASTIC

SEWER

GLASS RIVER

ORGANIC WASTE

METAL PAPER

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JOBS

OUT OF MIND

WASTE

FOOD

THE CITY TOMORROW


BLACK WATER

Closed loop systems reuse and recycle resources. When multiple loops are used in conjunction, outputs from one loop can become inputs for another.

WATER TREATMENT

PLASTIC

RAIN WATER LANDSCAPING

GREY >> FILTRATION >> WATER POTABLE WATER

TOILET WATER

>>

>>

AQUIFER

GLASS METHANE GAS

ORGANIC WASTE

BIO>> DIGESTION >>

COMPOST

ENERGY

METAL PAPER RECYCLING PLANT

CIRCULAR RESOURCE FLOW


By reintroducing natural sustainable systems into the built environment, 21st Century cities will redefine what we consider to be resources while maximizing their use and reuse through integrated closed loop systems.


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SUSTAINABILITY COMPARISON


At what scale can that restructuring take place? We are suggesting that it might be best to start at the neighborhood scale. Site specific interventions may be more easily accepted and implemented than large scale agendas.


Uptown is on a vibrant trajectory. $500 million of private and public investments in the area, including the reconstruction of the Wilson stop. The new $200 million station will serve the Purple as well as the Red line, adding to the 6,000+ daily riders that use the stop. Densly populated community 23,000 student base at Truman College Active and dynamic community Progressive leadership

Uptown is the ideal node to begin forming a more sustainible Chicago.


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PROPOSED SITE PLAN


34%

These sets of receptacles will be implemented first at the Wilson Station to raise awareness for a more environmentally sensitive system of recycling.

11%

The receptacles will then be installed at every station throughout Chicago, and then at other high-traffic areas throughout the city.

26% 5% 4%

The organic bin replaces the traditional waste receptacle and is fed into the on-site bio-digester

METHANE COMPOST A NEW PARADIGM IN

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


BIODIGESTER RECEPTACLE LOCATIONS BIKE PATH BIKE SHARE STATION

PROPOSED INTERVENTIONS


WATER COLLECTION PERMEABLE PAVING BIOSWALES

GREEN ROOFS TRELLIS UNDER THE TRACKS NATURAL LANDSCAPING

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TENSILE STRUCTURE PEDESTRIAN PLAZA

PROPOSED INTERVENTIONS


WILSON YARDS GREEN ROOF

UNSOLD PRODUCE + FOOD WASTE

BIOSWALE FILTRATION BIODIGESTER

RAINWATER COLLECTION PERMEABLE PAVEMENT

CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEM


The Uptown Exchange explores the possibilities for reclaiming the underutilized space found under and around transit nodes.


WILSON RE-IMAGINED


MULTI-USE PUBLIC PLAZA


FARMER’S MARKET


FOOD TRUCK MARKET


PARKING LOT


24-HOUR ACTIVE HUB


VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE


These principles can be replicated at several different scales, and customized to fit a variety of contexts, positively affecting resource flows at the neighborhood level as well as the city and district levels.


TOMORROW STARTS TODAY


770 MILLION

gallons drawn per day from Lake Michigan

0.4% 0.3%

1500 MILES

other renewable hydroelectricgas, petroleum, and other

50%

average distance food travels

84,000 walking/ biking commuters

30 MILES

bikeways

26%

households are car free

of impervious surface in 2010 (region)

41% of US food goes to

average time per person in congestion each year

recycled paper equals

single passenger cars drive to work

525,000 ACRES

71 HOURS 1 TON

nuclear

$1800 avg cost per household on energy

2%

energy is from renewable resources

$46 billion

spent on imported food.

$2 billion

spent on local food.

45% waste is recycled

7.67 MILLION TONS

of waste generated annually

$8 BILLION

avg water use of household

Congestion cost in 2010 17 trees 30% 19% 15% 380 gallons of oil laundry outdoor toilets 3 cubic yards of landfill space 12% 11% faucets showers 4000 kW of energy and food dollars are spent on imported 9% 4% 7000 gal water leaks other foods

96%

4 MILLION

38%

energy reduction in city facilities over past decade

Increase in weekday ridership by 2040 (region)

2%

Decrease water use annually

CITY OF TOMORROW

of emissions in the region come from the consumption of electricty and natural gas, or energy used in buildings

47.6% coal 48.9% 2.8% natural gas

CITY OF TODAY

63%

ENERGY SOURCE

20%

increase local food production

WASTE DIVERSION

25% of food 93% of yard

within a 1/4 mile of fixed-route transit stop by 2040

48 LBS

of carbon dioxide catured annually by urban tree

by 2040

100,000 ACRES

1 MILLION

Redevelopment of underutilized land by 2040.

walking/ biking commuters

100 miles bikeways

56 MILES

average distance local food travels

sq miles per year converted to impermeable surface

improve citywide energy efficiency

annual stormwater collection of a green alley

40%

residential units retrofited by 2020, reducing GHG emissions by 1.44 MMTCO2e*.

jobs created with one urban grocery

5%

80%

1.5 MILLION 150-200

75% of residents 80% of jobs

$2.5 BILLION

20 MW

Create an additional of renewable energy.

generated by local food production

900,000 TONS decrease into landfills 2005 to 2010

2000 JOBS

created by Chicago infrustructure trust retrofits

The Uptown Exchange  

A proposal for the implementation of closed-loop waste-to-energy systems within Chicago.

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