Sadhu Aufochs Johnston is a global leader in greening cities. He has worked inside government serving as the City Manager of Vancouver, BC; as the head of the Dept of Environment in Chicago, and was the first cabinet-level green cities staff person in a North American city when he became Chicago’s Chief Environmental Officer. He’s also worked outside government to support urban greening by founding the Cleveland Green Building Coalition and co-founding the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. He is the co-author of the Guide to Greening Cities. He is an avid wood worker and most days also an avid father of two daughters, and husband to Manda Aufochs Gillespie.
Over the last six months, Canada's National Observer has been looking into what's working and what's failing in cities as they rise to the challenge of tackling climate change. In a 13-part series, we will be taking you across the country, province by province, for a look at how cities are meeting the climate emergency with sustainable solutions. We start with this overview.