Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

South Side

August 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Metra’s Electric line is one of the few places where Chicago’s commuter rail owns the tracks. Transit advocates have lobbied for years for the service to be run more like traditional public transit.
Curbed Chicago
October 31, 2018, 6am PDT
A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that Chicago's South and West sides face more air pollution than the wealthier parts of the city.
Chicago Sun Times
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will expand its program to incentivize transit oriented development by including land around the 79th Street and Chicago Avenue bus routes.
Curbed Chicago
August 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Heavy fines on cars without city stickers have fueled a spike in bankruptcies in Chicago, especially in black neighborhoods like Lawndale and Englewood where households received many times more tickets than households in white neighborhoods.
ProPublica
October 13, 2017, 11am PDT
As the former president seeks to distinguish the Obama Presidential Center from for-profit development, many locals still want to see a binding community benefits agreement.
CityLab
September 6, 2017, 9am PDT
A 50-acre complex called Pullman Crossings could bring new jobs numbering in the thousands to the South Side of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2017, 11am PDT
A South Chicago neighborhood will get 20,000 new residential units if a plan goes through.
Chicago Tribune
June 11, 2017, 9am PDT
South Side Chicago Alderman Leslie Hairston says downzoning 71st will help 'take control of our corridor,' but some worry the move is a power grab that will ultimately stifle prospects for the neighborhood.
WBEZ
May 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Overall, Chicago's regional train service the Metra has been losing ridership, however, Hyde Park neighborhood stations have seen some growth.
DNA Info
May 17, 2017, 8am PDT
Middle class African Americans are leaving Chicago, and that leaves neighborhoods like the city's South Shore reeling.
Chicago Tribune
September 5, 2016, 7am PDT
New and improved bus service launched on the South Side of Chicago over Labor Day weekend.
Chi.Streetsblog
August 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent op-ed posted here warned against new transportation technologies and instead encouraged cities to invest in public transit and walkable communities. However, transportation network companies claim to have increased transportation equity.
The American Prospect
July 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2016, 10am PDT
While a federally-funded network of bike paths is in the works elsewhere in the city, the Major Taylor Trail gets little use from Chicago residents. The main problems are a lack of awareness and the South Side's fearsome reputation.
Chicago Tribune
January 22, 2015, 8am PST
Chicago is putting the pieces in place to land the Obama Library. One proposal hinges on the availability of parkland on the South Side near the University of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2014, 11am PDT
With tech businesses setting up shop in Chicago's Loop, what it will take to attract companies out to neighborhoods like Garfield Park and Englewood?
Crain's Chicago Business
November 18, 2012, 1pm PST
Officials in Chicago envision an ambitious plan for a 100-acre urban agriculture district as the foundation for reviving an area of the city now "riddled with vacant lots, poverty, and blight," reports Lori Rotenberk.
Grist