With the Second City experiencing a 7% decline in the population over the past decade, the newly elected Mayor Rahm Emmanuel must adapt to a suburban-dominated environment.
Mar 2, 2011 Chicago Tribune
A new free online tool, developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology for the US Green Building Council, adds the effect of transportation and indirect emissions to the sustainable building equation.
Dec 28, 2010 Chicago Tribune
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who recently announced he would not seek re-election, has had a major impact on the city and its urban form, according to this review.
Sep 9, 2010 Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune interviews Josh Squire, the entrepreneur responsible for Chicago's bike sharing pilot program.
Jul 30, 2010 Chicago Tribune
After three years of false starts, there is renewed interest in a congestion pricing plan for the Chicago area.
Jul 14, 2010 Chicago Tribune
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews a few mall retrofits and finds that breathing life back into a dead mall can be a challenge.
Jun 25, 2010 Chicago Tribune
A ring road that has been on the books for decades is being revived in Urbana, Illinois - and would run right through a popular urban farm.
Jun 17, 2010 Chicago Tribune
A proposed hotel, apartment and retail complex right across from Chicago's Wrigley Field has many in the city up in arms about what they fear will be just another shopping mall ruining the area's urban feel. But those fears are unfounded.
May 26, 2010 Chicago Tribune
Chicago City Hall boasts one of the world's most famous green roofs. As a result, the city has a reputation for being the capital of green roofs. But as architecture critic Blair Kamin notes from a bird's eye view, that's not exactly the case.
Apr 23, 2010 Chicago Tribune
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, Alderman Joe Moore explains why he is letting residents decide how to spend his $1.3m ward budget, through the first Participatory Budgeting process in the US.
Apr 1, 2010 Chicago Tribune