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Mayor Lori Lightfoot

September 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Public transportation that serves regional areas makes sense, but the United States has been slow to pursue strategies and policies that foster these types of systems.
the transport politic
September 16, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation planning will take on a much more safety-oriented focus according to the West Side Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan announced last week.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The idea of a casino in Chicago didn't sound like a good idea to a state-hire consultant, nor does it seem like the city's Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic likes the idea either.
Chicago Tribune
August 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
The highly praised head of planning in Detroit will assume the same role in Chicago.
CBS Chicago
June 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A large, powerful coalition of advocacy groups, local universities, and other organizations sent a letter to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to consider congestion pricing for single-occupant automobile trips in the city's core.
Chicago Tribune
June 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The Chicago Tribune says the city of Chicago can't be trusted with tax increment financing (TIF), so it's time for a do-over.
Chicago Tribune
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