March 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago wants to get in on the recent upswing in crowdsourced planning solutions. They are looking to the public for input on the Chicago river system's future.
The Architect's Newspaper Blog
March 22, 2015, 7am PDT
The narrative about the full recovery of the real estate market from the housing market crash of 2008 is only true in some parts of the country. In fact, an increasing number of homeowners owe more than their homes are worth.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
March 16, 2015, 9am PDT
Greg Hinz reports on a high profile ruling that throws up a major obstacle for the proposed development of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago.
March 9, 2015, 11am PDT
The nation's largest automated red light enforcement program will get a trim. How much is mayoral election politics responsible for the change?
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.
February 14, 2015, 7am PST
A Chicago Tribune article reveals some of the behind-the-scenes moves made by the Chicago Cubs to control more of the commercial interests in a neighborhood already famously devoted to its team.
February 10, 2015, 12pm PST
President Barack Obama is expected to announce the Pullman Park neighborhood in Chicago as the country's newest national monument. The move is part of a larger effort to recognize more diversity in the country's public lands.
February 2, 2015, 7am PST
A new interactive mapping tool, created by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, makes the case for a renewed, regional focus on the infrastructure that moves the region.
February 1, 2015, 5am PST
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, busy on the campaign trail for re-election this week, made a big push for infrastructure investments at the neighborhood level.
January 24, 2015, 9am PST
Chicago transit agencies are falling behind its needed capital investments. A new report estimates that the CTA, Metra, and Pace will need to spend $36 billion over the next decade to catch up.
January 23, 2015, 9am PST
For a variety of economic reasons in addition to urban preferences, young people are not leaving the country's three major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and that's not good for the nation's economy nor the individuals.
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.
January 16, 2015, 10am PST
Looking a little closer at a city not called New York, San Francisco, or Boston, one writer argues that gentrification is often a good thing.
January 15, 2015, 8am PST
Alta Bicycle Share is now known as Motivate. So let it be written. So let it be done.
January 14, 2015, 5am PST
Transportation readers who prefer reading a less auto-centric perspective of issues will see losses this year, as budgetary constraints at Streetsblog caused the layoff of Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA and the temporary loss of Streetsblog Chicago.
January 9, 2015, 11am PST
Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.
January 9, 2015, 8am PST
Much of the United States went through a cold snap in recent days. How many of you transit commuters sought refuge under heat lamps this week?
January 8, 2015, 12pm PST
Patrick Sisson reports on the fruits of a 2013 effort by the city of Chicago to codify transit oriented development.
January 3, 2015, 9am PST
An Esquire article about the disappearance of neighborhood dive bars in cities like Chicago asks why people to support their local watering hole.
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.