At VISION, panelists discussed the local and regional future of building materials reuse by inviting dialogue on the topics of: labor and workforce development; adaptive reuse and community resilience; industry accreditation; and policy advancement and implementation. Attendees were offered an opportunity to envision a robust reuse economy and what it might take to get there.
What role can salvaged materials play in the Chicago region's sustainable growth and development?
PLANT CHICAGO's mission is to develop circular economies of food production, energy conservation and material reuse, while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities healthier and more efficient. PC is hosted at The Plant, an innovative, industrial-scale adaptive reuse project in Back of the Yards. The Plant is an excellent example of reuse at work. VISION will be hosted in Plant Chicago's community room.