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October 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Residents of Chicago will soon see some of the fruits of the controversial tax increment financing for the Lincoln Yards project in Chicago's North Side.
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2020, 7am PDT
A riverfront revival was well underway in Chicago. Then the pandemic hit. How can a splashy new downtown commercial development expect to fare in Covid's world?
Chicago Tribune
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
October 5, 2020, 6am PDT
The work of Chicago urban planner and developer Theaster Gates provides a proof of concept in a new report from the Urban Land Institute.
Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2020, 7am PDT
The city of Chicago's Equitable Transit Oriented Development Policy Plan prioritizes three key strategies for bringing equity to transit-oriented development.
September 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
The past decade saw more old commercial buildings transformed into residential buildings than any decade previous.
September 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
A midwestern commuter rail line found a unique, if controversial way to achieve 100 percent mask compliance on its trains: Set aside one car, though preferably not the bike car, for riders who opt to travel maskless.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 24, 2020, 7am PDT
New pop-up bus lanes on two of the most heavily traveled bus routes in Chicago will help move essential workers more efficiently during the pandemic.
Smart Cities Dive
September 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Metra's significant drop in ridership has forced the agency to adapt to a new transit landscape and plan for equitable fare offerings and service changes.
Active Transportation Alliance
September 17, 2020, 6am PDT
The city of Chicago's first-ever Equitable Transit-Oriented Development policy attempts to address long-standing inequities in the built environment and access to transportation in the city.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 16, 2020, 8am PDT
Many of the places in Chicago generating the most ride-hailing trips with services like Uber and Lyft are accessible by transit, according to new research.
Science Direct
September 15, 2020, 11am PDT
The Chicago Park District wants to be extra sure we're all clear on this.
Block Club Chicago
September 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance intended to protect residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the planned Barack Obama Presidential Center.
Chicago Sun-Times
September 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Chicago and Atlanta both approved development moratoriums in areas surrounding new urban amenities this year. Other cities could soon add to the number.
The Washington Post
August 25, 2020, 5am PDT
BlackSpace seeks to empower Black practitioners and change the way planning and design happens in and affects Black communities.
Fast Company
August 24, 2020, 5am PDT
An Urban Forestry Board is needed in Chicago to unsure the health and safety benefits of a flourishing urban forest.
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2020, 9am PDT
Groundbreaking for the first component of Chicago's massive Lincoln Yards redevelopment project has been scheduled for early 2021.
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2020, 6am PDT
After releasing a list of project alternatives that didn't include new bus lanes in the existing roadway, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has changed its mind.
Streetsblog Chicago
July 31, 2020, 6am PDT
Improved air quality can help achieve equitable economic growth, according to Chicago's newly announced Air Quality Agenda.
Smart Cities Dive
July 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Along with standing up against police violence and systemic racism, we must also fight to end housing systems that devalue Black people.
Shelterforce Magazine