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June 16, 2019, 9am PDT
Richard Driehaus attests to the importance of intentional, context-oriented design on the neighborhood level.
Crain's Chicago Business
June 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
The decision about where to locate a new casino project depends on competing goals—to maximize revenues or bring jobs and development to neighborhoods that need them.
Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Advocates are relieved Elon Musk's proposal to build a new subterranean connection to O'Hare is dead, but still disappointed at the wasted brainpower and public funding devoted to the idea.
Chicago Sun-Times
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
Chicago Magazine
May 24, 2019, 7am PDT
A question of whose business is suppressing whose in the city of Chicago was decided by the State Supreme Court.
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Chicago residents living in low-lying parts of the city dread the rainfall that too often brings flooding.
Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory
May 10, 2019, 8am PDT
The Inclusive Innovation Playbook provides guidance about how to create smart cities without leaving anyone behind.
Smart Cities Dive
May 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Questions raised by a proposal to build a new airport 37 miles south of Downtown Chicago: Does the region even need a new airport? And would this particular airport proposal serve to induce more sprawl in the region?
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.
Next City
May 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Via will now operate in a much larger portion of Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
May 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Indiana didn't have $3 million to spare to keep the Hoosier State Amtrak passenger rail line operational.
Chicago Tribune
April 28, 2019, 7am PDT
One venture plans to fund a 100-acre campus for tech, bioscience, and medical research in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune
April 27, 2019, 11am PDT
The Second City has a new third-tallest skyscraper.
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
Mass Transit
April 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The ChiSreetWork website, which updates the location of street repairs and was originally intended for internal use at City Hall, is now publicly available in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new station evaluation policy, expected for adoption by the Metra Board of Directors in May, would make it easier to shut down "underperforming" stations.
Streetsblog Chicago
April 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
A Chicago City Council vote to approve tax increment financing for the massive Lincoln Yards redevelopment proposal scored a surprising reversal and a big win for outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with an assist from Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.
Politico
April 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Data geeks in Chicago will get the first chance to crunch detailed data on transportation network company trips in their city.
Streetsblog Chicago