October 3, 2005, 8am PDT
The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission has published its comprehensive land-use guide, the 2040 Regional Framework Plan, to facilitate collaboration at the local and regional levels.
September 22, 2005, 12pm PDT
Can big business maintain local values, even as national and international conglomerates swallow up hometown companies?
Governing.com: 13th Floor
September 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
A modernist masterpiece by architect Mies van der Rohe's reopens after the most radical restoration of its 50 year history. A photo essay on the restoration includes a discussion of its legacy.
September 4, 2005, 5am PDT
A contest sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the AIA is hoping to make recycling hip in Chicago again.
August 31, 2005, 9am PDT
A look at some of Chicago's plans for building the future.
August 30, 2005, 8am PDT
Whitney Gould reviews a new "traditional" neighborhood in Madison, WI.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 3, 2005, 1pm PDT
Chicago's latest attempt to build a massive trophy condo/hotel tower makes writer Peter Slatin's head spin.
August 1, 2005, 9am PDT
Worries over terrorist threats are just one concern about the newly proposed Lake Shore Drive skyscraper.
July 28, 2005, 10am PDT
A 115-story spiral designed by architect Santiago Calatrava is planned to be the nation's tallest building.
July 23, 2005, 11am PDT
The historic urban area has seen a recent revitalization that planners hope will spark more growth.
July 21, 2005, 7am PDT
Renewable energy sources like wind and sun could supply 8 percent of Illinois' electric supply by 2013.
June 28, 2005, 11am PDT
Chicago's Millennium Park is a 'theme park for adults' and is being hailed as an example of how civic leadership can get things done.
June 14, 2005, 1pm PDT
The beleaguered organization needs more funds to continue running past this year.
June 11, 2005, 9am PDT
Rethinking death and the city.
June 7, 2005, 6am PDT
Can urban planning be a means to great architecture?
May 20, 2005, 1pm PDT
McDonald's tries to pack value into design in its huge new 50thanniversary restaurant, which opened in Chicago.
May 17, 2005, 2pm PDT
How does Chicago's new Millenium Park compare with the great urban parks of the 19th and 20th centuries?
May 17, 2005, 7am PDT
Chicago is latest to consider route cuts, but from Philadelphia to San Francisco, fares may rise.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 16, 2005, 6am PDT
Plans to slip a sparkling new 72 story condo tower behind vintage facades spurs debate on the nature of architectural preservation.
May 13, 2005, 9am PDT
Plans were unveiled to turn the Acme Steel Co. Chicago Coke Plant into a museum on the history and making of steel.