Fueled by technological innovation and strategic infrastructure planning, Chicago is the fourth-largest high-tech region in the country.
Those who are skeptical of the Chicago regions standing as a technology and telecommunications hub should consider the following statistics: Illinois ranks fourth in the nation after California, Texas, and New York in the number of high-technology plants and facilitiesand it has been growing an average of 9.2 percent per year since 1990. The state also ranks fourth in the number of high-tech jobs and revenues generated by publicly traded technology companies. Three of the fastest regional, national, and global high-speed digital networks are based in downtown Chicago, and Illinois research institutions are at the forefront of the global race to set next-generation Internet standards. (ULI membership is required to access the full text of this article.)
Thanks to Urban Land Magazine
The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae to Back $1 Million Mortgages
Expensive housing markets are about to cross a symbolic threshold.
Controversial Agreement Yields Funding for Salton Sea Restoration
An unprecedented, but deeply controversial, agreement changes the equation for the Colorado River and the Salton Sea.
Grand Rapids Tests First Rural Autonomous Shuttle
The town launched a five-vehicle fleet aimed at improving mobility for residents in the rural community.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
City of Joliet
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.