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Chicago gains a new open space today, located on an island on Lake Michigan just across from Soldier Field and Burnham Harbor.
11 hours ago   Chicago Tribune
An analysis of infill transit stations built since 2012 along "L" routes in Chicago shows clear increases in ridership and transit oriented development.
3 days ago   Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
Designed by researchers at the University of Chicago, the Plenario platform gathers all available open data for a specific area. Then it presents the data in an easy-to-use format.
Aug 18, 2015   Government Technology
Eric Jaffe of CityLab looks at what went wrong with what should have been a clear way to employ technology to reduce crashes and save lives, and what can be done to stem the tide of cities removing red light cameras.
Aug 18, 2015   CityLab
When an exciting and popular addition to the public realm becomes available, like it did in Chicago earlier this year with The 606 trail, concerns about gentrification and displacement are sure to follow.
Aug 13, 2015   Chicago Tribune
A new Transit Center report shows what it takes to enact change.
Aug 3, 2015   Next City
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an update of the city's 2013 transit oriented development ordinance. The new version of the ordinance would have a sweeping effect on the land uses around transit stations in Chicago.
Jul 28, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
Blog Post
Chicago has always seemed to me to be one of those great cities that everyone would want to live in if only the winters there weren't quite so brutal—like Boston, or maybe Minneapolis. I have been there in all four seasons and, it seems fair to say, summer is the best time to go. Blog Post
Jul 28, 2015   By Mark Hough
Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council has released a new toolbox full of interactive features intended to assist transit oriented development.
Jul 26, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
The good news is that middle-class suburbs are becoming increasingly integrated. However, a closer look at the migration patterns of whites and minorities reveals a more complex picture, rife with racism.
Jul 26, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a plan that would save $250 million for schools and city operations at the cost of one of the city's most powerful funding mechanisms.
Jul 16, 2015   Chicago Sun-Times