Chicago

The power of open data and mapping is on display in a map by Chicago Cityscape that shows all building permits for affordable housing in Chicago over the past decade.
6 days ago   Chicago Cityscape
Lakeview, located north of Lincoln Park and adjacent to Lake Michigan, leads the city by a wide margin in residential teardowns over the past five years. Local developers are selling new homes for four times the original price paid.
Feb 3, 2016   Crain's Chicago Business
Proof that words matter—especially in court—came when Chicago tried to redefine bike lanes as recreational facilities.
Jan 25, 2016   Bike Law
After heavy snow, protected bike lanes can be caught in an unfortunate position between roads and sidewalks. More public awareness may help keep them clear for winter cyclists.
Jan 21, 2016   Chi.Streetsblog
Any open streets benefits for a proposal to shut down Clark and Addison streets near Wrigley Field would have been secondary to security concerns—but it's all conjecture after the Mayor's Office nixed the idea.
Jan 19, 2016   Chicago Tribune
Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.
Jan 18, 2016   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Eight Chicago universities have agreed to engage with the city and local communities as they invest in their neighborhoods. The hope is to increase opportunities for employment and economic growth.
Jan 2, 2016   Urban Institute
Chicago, with funding from the four major wireless carriers, has achieved a major amenity for transit users: 4G internet service along 22 miles of subway tracks in the CTA system.
Dec 31, 2015   Crain's Chicago Business
Now we know who will compete for one of the most coveted design contracts in the country: the presidential library that will bear Barack Obama's name.
Dec 23, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Until this weekend, CTA buses in Downtown Chicago averaged a speed of 3 mph. The Loop Link is designed to improve those results.
Dec 22, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
An op-ed calls for the Illinois Department of Transportation to end its car-friendly approach to the redesign of North Lake Shore Drive.
Dec 19, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog