Chicago

After an initial proposal a year ago, prompting immediate and strong criticism, the Chicago Transit Authority has completed its environmental assessment of a proposal designed to improve service capacity at the infamous bottleneck of Clark Junction.
6 days ago   Crain's Chicago Business
Why would Whole Foods—a company colloquially known as "Whole Paycheck" and as a staple of wealthy neighborhoods—open an 18,000 square foot location in one of the most impoverished parts of Chicago?
Nov 20, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Shaun Courtney examines the current politics surrounding gentrification and bicycling throughout the country and what planners can do to address the issue.
Nov 18, 2014   Urbanful
Emily Badger discusses a phenomenon of gentrification in Chicago: former single room occupancy hotels, historically reserved for low-income housing, are being converted into market-rate rentals.
Nov 14, 2014   The Washington Post
Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, inspiring no shortage of commentary in the process.
Nov 5, 2014   Curbed Chicago
With the backing of powerful nonprofit and for-profit investors, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust is making waves with its triple bottom line approach to affordable housing. More importantly, it’s making money.
Nov 4, 2014   Next City
Yonah Freemark writes an op-ed that argues for the Chicago Transit Authority to do more than maintain the status quo.
Nov 3, 2014   Crain's Chicago Business
Making up only seven percent of U.S. interstate miles, the future of toll roads is bright according to Brooking's Robert Puentes and Diane Rehm's other guests in a 52-minute, wide ranging discussion on gas taxes, toll roads, and privatization.
Oct 27, 2014   WAMU
Chicago's home county this year launched its first transportation since 1940. Initial outreach efforts have produced a draft vision statement and four planning scenarios.
Oct 21, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
Mobile phones are doubling for tickets onto airplanes and into concerts all over the world. Why not commuter trains too?
Oct 19, 2014   Chicago Tribune
In need of 80 additional employees to keep up with the city's pothole repair deficit, Mayor Rah Emanuel is proposing that the city raise taxes parking.
Oct 15, 2014   Chicago Sun-Times - Politics