September 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The shared street concept is being tested in Chicago, with goals of spurring economic development, allowing new and flexible use of public spaces, and increasing pedestrian safety.
September 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Related Midwest, the current developer of the site of Santiago Caltrava's infamously failed Spire project, are finally making progress on the next iteration of plans for the site.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 5, 2016, 7am PDT
New and improved bus service launched on the South Side of Chicago over Labor Day weekend.
September 2, 2016, 6am PDT
The next time a city or community is struggling, rather than looking only to macroeconomic forces or national policymakers for reasons, we should equally examine the strength of local leadership and the texture of their networks.
August 30, 2016, 6am PDT
Online shopping and gentrification is fueling a bona fide building boom of warehouse spaces in Chicago.
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.
August 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago Mayor Rah Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council announced the "Our Great Rivers" plan this week.
August 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to raise local funds to help secure the federal funds necessary for the CTA's Red-Purple Bypass Project.
August 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
In the latest news, chemical company Chemours will remain in downtown Wilmington, Delaware's largest city. In June, McDonald's decamped from Chicago's suburbs for downtown. This latest corporate trend is the topic of a New York Times article.
August 2, 2016, 6am PDT
New research has found a link between drug dealing and certain urban environments, which researchers believe can lead to better policing strategies.
London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy Blog
July 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
July 27, 2016, 7am PDT
Illinois, Cook County, and city of Chicago officials were disappointed in their first effort to attract FASTLANE funding authorized by the U.S Department Transportation
July 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Anyone in Chicago or with their eyes on social media this weekend couldn't have avoided the scary sights produced by an afternoon storm.
July 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Next year, trains traveling at up to 110 mph will speed through grade crossings faster than the current trains traveling at up to 79 m.p.h, and motorists need to prepare for crossing gates that will stay down up to three times longer.
The State Journal-Register
July 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
How one firm is integrating sharing economy principles to bolster Chicago's public schools.
June 30, 2016, 12pm PDT
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) will design the Obama Presidential Center—selected from a group of seven finalists.
June 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
The controversy over whether to located the Lucas Museum Site at a lakefront property in Chicago is no longer ongoing.
June 21, 2016, 11am PDT
A group of "citizen data scientists" produced a predictive analytic model that offers citizens better information about water quality on beaches along Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Data-Smart City Solutions
June 9, 2016, 7am PDT
Global architecture firm Gensler is doing its job to get the ball rolling on the dormant former site of the Spire project designed by Santiago Calatrava.
June 2, 2016, 8am PDT
There's a rationale for the demolition of vacant properties in cities like Chicago, but does that mean the city should be celebrating these programs? The planning of shrinking cities, it turns out, is still very much a work in progress.