Charles Woodyard

Charles Woodyard at the opening of the Dearborn Homes Technology Center.
Image: Daniel X. O’Neil / Flickr CC

A community that isn’t sustainable can’t breed healthy environments. This is a simple fact that Charles Woodyard, CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, understands well. To make a healthy community, sustainability must be cultivated.

For Woodyard, this means creating mixed-use space that includes both housing and commercial areas–this will provide jobs, increase neighborhoods’ walkability, and give residents a chance to move up in the world–and far beyond poverty.

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