The 2014 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the need for concerted global effort to reduce carbon emissions. More than 350 attendees learned about local, regional and international carbon-busting initiatives at GreenTown Chicago on May 21-22, 2014. More than 80 speakers explored sustainability in Chicago's neighborhoods, in and around the Chicago metropolitan region, and from the broader international perspective of Sweden and its SymbioCity methodology for developing sustainable cities and urban solutions. Björn Lyrvall, Sweden's Ambassador to the United States, spoke at the event. GreenTown Chicago was co-produced by a5 and Seven Generations Ahead, supported by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Learn more at

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