Elevated Chicago work is done with a very keen point-of-view – a perspective we call our lenses. Just as wearing a pair of eyeglasses helps us see things from a certain perspective or shaded a certain tint, our lenses help us see the intent and impact of our work through these four lenses:
- Racial Equity
- Climate change and environmental issues
- Arts and culture
With this focus, we are working to improve the built environment (the physical structures and spaces available to people) for greater climate resiliency, to increase exposure to arts and culture, and to improve public health outcomes for residents, without residential displacement, for people of color in ways that acknowledges racial inequities that have long existed in opposition to this work.