Illinois

May 5, 2016, 10am PDT
Why are folks fleeing from the city and the state in record numbers? Is domestic migration to blame for the Chicago region's population loss last year of over 6,000 and the state's loss of over 22,000 people?
Chicago Tribune
May 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago is focusing its development incentives around transit stations, but the people moving into those neighborhoods tend to be wealthier than previous residents.
Chicago Tribune
April 30, 2016, 11am PDT
City Observatory digs into the history of a Chicago suburb to answer the question: "Why don't people who say they'd like to take transit actually do it?"
City Observatory
April 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Chicago Region Trees Initiative provides a regional model for planting and protecting a sustainable natural environment in and around cities and communities.
Chicago Tribune
April 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
Beginning with the first U.S. planned urban development, St. Augustine, Fla., and ending with one of Portland's newest neighborhoods, the Pearl District, host Geoffrey Baer takes us through ten developments that left their mark, for better or worse.
PBS
April 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton released a infrastructure funding plan earlier this month that includes a proposal for a vehicle miles traveled tax.
Daily Herald
April 11, 2016, 9am PDT
A private developer is pursuing a proposal that would invest $8 billion in a freight line in the Midwest.
Associated Press
April 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
There's good news and bad news in a new report on the state of transportation infrastructure in the state of Illinois.
Chi.Streetsblog
April 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Economist Jed Kolko's recent study on how the lack in affordability of cities determines who's moving there, whose moving out, and how these changes are shaping cities and suburbs. His paper is the basis for several articles by leading urban writers.
The Atlantic
April 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has announced his plan to expand his branding if elected President of the United States in November.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 31, 2016, 10am PDT
Chicago has set lofty goals to become a leader in the next-generation technology and infrastructure of the global future.
World Business Chicago
March 31, 2016, 7am PDT
With underground parking spaces costing $37,000 and more to build in Chicago, it might come as a shock that a recent study found much more parking supply than demand around the city's apartment buildings.
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "TOD Calculator" developed by a Chicago non-profit promises to deliver quantifiable, digestible data on the community impacts of transit-oriented development.
Data-Smart City Solutions
March 25, 2016, 7am PDT
In a much-hyped address earlier this week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose the title "Building on Burnham" to describe his survey of the Chicago's ongoing and future plans to develop parks and open space.
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2016, 8am PDT
The high-water marks showing where the last boom broke under the pressure of the Great Recession are still visible in cities all over the country. The Chicago Tribune recently checked on a particularly poignant example in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tiny homes have captured new attention as a potential response to the homelessness and housing supply limitations gripping many U.S. cities. An AIA Chicago design competition recently called on architects to design new prototypes of the tiny home.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2016, 5am PST
People use different transportation systems depending on the time of year, yet transportation planning rarely accounts for this seasonal variation.
Metropolitan Planning Council
March 10, 2016, 12pm PST
This month, the city of Chicago will choose a team of engineers to brainstorm an express rail line to O'Hare Airport. The plan has come under criticism for diverting future resources away from transit in low-income areas.
Chi.Streetsblog
March 10, 2016, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will replace half its rail cars by the year 2020.
Chicago Tribune