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The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
December 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 26, 2019, 6am PST
The Cook County Land Bank Authority recently participated in its 500th rehab project. Homeowners and entrepreneurs have benefitted along the way.
Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2019, 10am PST
A new report by the Active Transportation Alliance builds the case for reduced transit fares on all three transit systems in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tribune
November 14, 2019, 6am PST
A skyscraper proposed for land formerly owned by Tribune Media has been redesigned to assuage the concerns of neighbors.
Chicago Tribune
November 7, 2019, 6am PST
Planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) are a way to protect valuable land, but their effectiveness as an economic development strategy has been inconsistent.
WBEZ
November 6, 2019, 8am PST
A new report looks at how the increase of ride-hailing in Chicago is affecting infrastructure and mobility.
Streetsblog Chicago
Blog post
November 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Does gentrification always follow massive disinvestment?
Michael Lewyn
October 29, 2019, 6am PDT
According to the architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, the Obama Presidential Center is still falling short of the iconic status that can serve as a landmark for the South Side of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2019, 5am PDT
Charging based on demand and for access is commonplace—except on roads.
Brookings
October 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Chicago Sun-Times responds to two Illinois state legislators who have recently proposed bills that would ban red light cameras statewide.
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2019, 5am PDT
In Chicago, a developer plans to convert 31 floors of a commercial building in Chicago will be converted into space for 505 co-living residents.
Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2019, 7am PDT
At 74 stories and 421 units, 1000M will be the largest condo tower built in Chicago since the Great Recession decimated the local real estate development industry.
Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2019, 6am PDT
Noise and smeall are the common complaints as more residents of urban areas bring animals to their home to live more sustainably.
Chicago Tribune
October 15, 2019, 5am PDT
Chicago's heavily debated electric scooter rental pilot comes to a close today. The debate about how to treat electric scooter rentals in the future also begins today.
Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
October 8, 2019, 6am PDT
The Chicago Tribune supports the use of tax increment financing to fund a $2.1 billion project to revamp the Red and Purple lines on the CTA system in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
October 3, 2019, 6am PDT
The Bank of America Tower is the newest skyscraper to line the Chicago River.
Chicago Tribune
October 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A South Side Chicago neighborhood with a history of neglect and disinvestment will soon be adding a new train station on the regional commuter system.
Chicago Tribune
October 1, 2019, 7am PDT
A massive new development in Chicago's Lincoln Park is taking shape, and the local architecture critic has offered a positive review of the final product.
Chicago Tribune