Illinois

Local residents are upset with the effects of the placemaking installment in Chicago, opened this spring—namely slower traffic and a polka dot color scheme. An article in DNAinfo points out that slowing traffic was kind of the point.
2 hours ago   DNAinfo Chicago
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
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
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
Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung have created a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and how its example informs the use of private finance to build and maintain highways.
Nov 24, 2014   Streetsblog USA
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