Chicago Releases First City Plan in More Than 50 Years

Iyana Simba, city programs director with the Illinois Environmental Council was the co-chair of environment, climate and energy for We Will Chicago. She said the plan recognizes a disinvestment in equitable policy and how that translates to health impacts, like the impact of industry and pollution, especially on Black, Latino and low-income communities. 

“We really [honed] in on an environmental impact assessment that can be used during the development projects,” Simba said. “If there is incoming development, what impact is that going to have not only on air and water, but [on communities]?” 

Watch the full interview here.

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