For a variety of economic reasons in addition to urban preferences, young people are not leaving the country's three major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and that's not good for the nation's economy nor the individuals.
3 days ago The Wall Street Journal
Chicago is putting the pieces in place to land the Obama Library. One proposal hinges on the availability of parkland on the South Side near the University of Chicago.
4 days ago Chicago Tribune
Despite what some see as slow progress five years after an earthquake rocked Haiti, architect and sustainability consultant Dave Hampton writes about how he and others see hope for the future.
5 days ago UrbDeZine
Looking a little closer at a city not called New York, San Francisco, or Boston, one writer argues that gentrification is often a good thing.
Jan 16, 2015 The Corner Side Yard
Transportation readers who prefer reading a less auto-centric perspective of issues will see losses this year, as budgetary constraints at Streetsblog caused the layoff of Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA and the temporary loss of Streetsblog Chicago.
Jan 14, 2015 StreetsBlog NYC
Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.
Jan 9, 2015 UrbDeZine
Much of the United States went through a cold snap in recent days. How many of you transit commuters sought refuge under heat lamps this week?
Jan 9, 2015 Chicago Tribune
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