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.
4 days ago   Chicago Cityscape
The Lawrence Avenue corridor in Chicago is poised to evolve into "New Lawrence," but as development proposals follow a streetscape improvement project, the community is still sorting out what exactly "new" should mean.
Dec 15, 2015   DNAinfo Chicago
This list of the worst places for traffic congestion in the country might cause some rubbernecking of its own.
Nov 24, 2015   The Washington Post
Planning commissioners play an essential role in monitoring issues and projects of critical importance to the welfare of entire neighborhoods and cities. Why then, do so many commissioners seem to be sleeping on the job?
Nov 23, 2015   Chicago Now
The Ventra app hits the streets—or the tracks, perhaps—this week. Steven Vance of Streetsblog Chicago has already tested the new tool.
Nov 20, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
A special investigation by the Chicago Tribune finds inconsistencies and errors with the city's "'Children's Safety Zone" initiative, which places speed camera near schools and parks.
Nov 18, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Allowing buses to drive on the shoulder of highways when traffic slows has been shown to increase ridership, thus proving an important point: people will ride transit when it's a reasonable option.
Nov 5, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
Blog Post
This past week planning academic from across the globe came together for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference. I participated in a session on new technologies and thought the Planetizen community would be interested in the research results. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
To say that the Chicago Tribune editorial board is not a fan of George Lucas's proposal to build a museum along Lake Michigan would be putting it mildly.
Oct 28, 2015   Chicago Tribune
With statistics showing that fewer than half of Americans know their neighbors, bringing neighborliness to neighborhoods remains a challenge for urban planners.
Oct 27, 2015   The Chicago Tribune
The Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago will have a national audience this week for the first time since 2003. The neighborhood has changed, and is poised for even more change.
Oct 20, 2015   Chicago Tribune