Chicago Lakeside Honored as a Top Sustainable Solution

July 01, 2012

iStockChicago Lakeside, a master-planned 600 acre mixed-use development, was recently recognized as one of the world’s 100 leading projects and undertakings in sustainability at the Rio+20 conference.

The United Nations released this ranking at its recent Rio+20 conference, which was held in Rio de Janiero, as part of a new worldwide imitative focused on sustainable cities and sustainable solutions. Distinguished guests celebrated the launch of “Sustainia100” by naming 100 world leading projects and undertakings, including Chicago Lakeside.

Chicago Lakeside, which is located on the former U.S. Steel South Works site, is a development designed to spark the rebuilding of Chicago’s southeast lakefront and surrounding areas. Once completed, the community will provide the latest in infrastructure and technologies.

Plans for the development include over 15,000 residential units and more than 15 million square feet of commercial, institutional, retail restaurants and research and development facilities. All of this is integrated with superior access to transportation, compact neighborhoods, innovations in water stewardship and advanced clean technology.

Sustainia100 solutions are created and developed by leading experts, organizations and companies in conjunction with UN Global Compact and the Regions20 initiative. Sustainia is the first holistic introduction to an attractive, sustainable future.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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