Evaluating the Planning and Development Record of Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel came into office in Chicago from the Obama White House. Before a new takes office mayor, on May 20, Curbed looked back at Emanuel's track record on matters related to planning.

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May 19, 2019, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Sara Freund and Jay Koziarz list six of the biggest accomplishments by outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the areas of development, transit, and public spaces.

The article separates Mayor Emanuel's accomplishments in the following six themes, with more detail included in the source article:

  • Downtown grew up and out
  • We have a better CTA
  • There's more park space
  • Tourism flourished and O’Hare got a new look
  • Long-neglected buildings came back to life
  • The arts became a part of every neighborhood

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