The Chicago Wilderness consortium believes that natural areas make communities more attractive, provide recreational areas, improve air and water quality, and reduce the hazards of flooding. This document is a guide to local governments and developers on how to protect and enhance nature when planning and designing new development and redevelopment projects. Principles and checklists focus on the natural-resource aspects of sustainable development. They also recognize that having healthy nature in communities also creates positive economic and social benefits.
Protecting Nature in the Chicago Wilderness Region
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