As part of its efforts to promote inclusion in the industry, Related Midwest frequently conducts outreach to introduce young people to the trades. By showing youth the many jobs that exist—and the positive impact their work can have on their communities—Related is helping to recruit the next generation of talent that will shape the city for years to come.
Recently, Lathrop Community Partners and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) worked to deliver the next phase of the redevelopment, bringing an additional 74 new mixed-income apartments to Lathrop, a historic site along the Chicago River that originally opened in 1938.
The theme of Earth Day this year is “Investing in our Planet”—a recognition of all that we can do together to protect and care for the world that we all call home. With the built environment contributing 40% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, the real estate and construction industries have a responsibility to invest in our planet by building more sustainably.