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City Planners Get Creative to Cut Energy Use

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City Planners Get Creative to Cut Energy Use

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City Planners Get Creative to Cut Energy Use

City Planners Get Creative to Cut Energy Use

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In Amsterdam, the cool waters of a local lake are being used to reduce energy spent on air conditioning. In Chicago, city planners are turning to rooftop gardens to keep cool.

Journalist Jim Carlton discusses the ways that nine different cities are working to cut back on energy consumption. His article, "Nine Cities, Nine Ideas" appeared in February in The Wall Street Journal.