December 30, 2014, 2pm PST
A scathing op-ed by Joanne Cleaver provides a laundry list of public spaces and parks in Chicago spoiled, in her opinion, by heavy use from the canine companions of residents.
December 30, 2014, 10am PST
Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
December 27, 2014, 11am PST
The Chicago Plan Commission approved a 67-story residential high rise earlier this month, as the latest evidence of the city's changing skyline.
December 23, 2014, 7am PST
"The city should consider road diets for all streets with excess car capacity, although they're not always politically easy," writes John Greenfield.
December 22, 2014, 1pm PST
New data released Dec. 19 by NHTSA shows increased safety for those traveling by car, but pedestrian fatalities are 15% higher than in 2009. Plans by San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to increase ped safety are described by the WSJ.
December 4, 2014, 9am PST
After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.
December 3, 2014, 6am PST
Planners are crafting the details of Chicago's first shared street, where pedestrians will rule.
November 26, 2014, 2pm PST
A post on the Chicago magazine site dives into research showing how Chicago has segregated by income since the 1970s.
November 20, 2014, 11am PST
Why would Whole Foods—a company colloquially known as "Whole Paycheck" and as a staple of wealthy neighborhoods—open an 18,000-square-foot location in one of the most impoverished parts of Chicago?
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
November 18, 2014, 5am PST
Shaun Courtney examines the current politics surrounding gentrification and bicycling throughout the country and what planners can do to address the issue.
November 14, 2014, 10am PST
Emily Badger discusses a phenomenon of gentrification in Chicago: former single room occupancy hotels, historically reserved for low-income housing, are being converted into market-rate rentals.
November 5, 2014, 9am PST
Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, inspiring no shortage of commentary in the process.
November 4, 2014, 11am PST
With the backing of powerful nonprofit and for-profit investors, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust is making waves with its triple bottom line approach to affordable housing. More importantly, it’s making money.
November 3, 2014, 5am PST
Yonah Freemark writes an op-ed that argues for the Chicago Transit Authority to do more than maintain the status quo.
October 27, 2014, 6am PDT
Making up only seven percent of U.S. interstate miles, the future of toll roads is bright according to Brooking's Robert Puentes and Diane Rehm's other guests in a 52-minute, wide ranging discussion on gas taxes, toll roads, and privatization.
October 21, 2014, 12pm PDT
Chicago's home county this year launched its first transportation since 1940. Initial outreach efforts have produced a draft vision statement and four planning scenarios.
October 19, 2014, 7am PDT
Mobile phones are doubling for tickets onto airplanes and into concerts all over the world. Why not commuter trains too?
October 15, 2014, 10am PDT
In need of 80 additional employees to keep up with the city's pothole repair deficit, Mayor Rah Emanuel is proposing that the city raise taxes parking.
Chicago Sun-Times - Politics
October 14, 2014, 7am PDT
After switching vendors on its red light camera program last spring, the city of Chicago has had difficulties enforcing tickets (and thus, traffic laws) because of fluctuating times for yellow lights.
October 13, 2014, 12pm PDT
The controversial 1060 Project to renovate the Home of the Chicago Cubs broke ground over the weekend on a renovation proposal that will allow a mix of uses on the ballpark property.