Illinois

March 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The project will bring money and visitors to Chicago’s South Side, but the community wants more assurances that the future of residents will be a priority.
Next City
March 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new mobility task force report looks to guide the city toward a more multimodal transportation system that addresses accessibility and congestion.
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2019, 6am PST
Assurances that the plan will not include large commercial venues have not calmed fears about the future of local independent clubs.
Chicago Tribune
December 21, 2018, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development has ramped up in Chicago, but racial and economic inequities have come along with it. A proposed ordinance would expand TOD zones while also preventing displacement of residents.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 12, 2018, 8am PST
His work in Chicago has created spaces that protect and celebrate black lives and experience.
Forbes
December 2, 2018, 7am PST
The massive proposed development project on the Chicago River is facing a host of questions about density, open space, and infrastructure.
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
November 13, 2018, 9am PST
Driving is often marketed as fun and liberating, but millennials aren’t buying it.
Chicago Tribune
November 12, 2018, 5am PST
A newly installed parklet in Chicago is part of a larger program to engage the city’s public spaces.
Next City
November 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The city recently received a grant that will help it grow its bike-share network, particularly into areas that have been underserved.
WTTW
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
The New York Times
October 6, 2016, 5am PDT
John Greenfield's Op-Ed calls for legislation to mandate safety guards on trucks operating in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2015, 11am PDT
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
ASLA The Dirt
March 8, 2015, 7am PDT
The Central Loop BRT project, scheduled to break ground this month, will improve commuter travel times. But a collection of compromises means many ideal BRT components won't be installed.
CityLab
February 9, 2013, 1pm PST
Julie Lasky speaks with Mikyoung Kim, an award winning landscape architect who's most recent projects find her designing gardens in unlikely settings - like the 11th floor of a hospital in Chicago.
The New York Times
December 23, 2012, 5am PST
In this holiday essay, spelunker John Watts delivers an everyman’s take on Chesterton’s oft-noted adage: Places don’t become loved because they are great; they become great because they are loved. Does your town invite “word-of-mouth walking?”
PlaceShakers
October 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Zipcar is a car sharing service based in Cambridge, Mass. The program allows you access to a car for either several hours or the whole day. Illinois contracted with the company giving its state employees access to nearly 500 vehicles.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
April 17, 2007, 11am PDT

In my hometown—and yours, too, I'm sure—a small, one-story house was for sale, and then it was gone. The guy who bought it promptly tore it down and then, because the new house he had designed was too big for the site, let the hole sit there for a year, a broken tooth in the 1950s neighborhood. Of course, the house he built was still too big for the lot, but there it stands, three feet from his seething neighbors: a McMansion.

Margaret Foster