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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
Patrick Sisson reports on the fruits of a 2013 effort by the city of Chicago to codify transit oriented development.
Jan 8, 2015   Curbed Chicago
An Esquire article about the disappearance of neighborhood dive bars in cities like Chicago asks why people to support their local watering hole.
Jan 3, 2015   Esquire
A scathing op-ed by Joanne Cleaver provides a laundry list of public spaces and parks in Chicago spoiled, in her opinion, by heavy use from the canine companions of residents.
Dec 30, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
Dec 30, 2014   Urbanful
The Chicago Plan Commission approved a 67-story residential high rise earlier this month, as the latest evidence of the city's changing skyline.
Dec 27, 2014   Crain's Chicago Business
"The city should consider road diets for all streets with excess car capacity, although they're not always politically easy," writes John Greenfield.
Dec 23, 2014   Crain's Chicago Business
New data released Dec. 19 by NHTSA shows increased safety for those traveling by car, but pedestrian fatalities are 15% higher than in 2009. Plans by San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to increase ped safety are described by the WSJ.
Dec 22, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.
Dec 4, 2014   100 Resilient Cities
Planners are crafting the details of Chicago's first shared street, where pedestrians will rule.
Dec 3, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog
A post on the Chicago magazine site dives into research showing how Chicago has segregated by income since the 1970s.
Nov 26, 2014   Chicago Magazine