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January 16, 2020, 9am PST
Two aldermen want to halt all development activity The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, in Chicago to slow gentrification near the popular linear park.
Chicago Tribune
January 15, 2020, 6am PST
An elevated walkway along Chicago’s LaSalle Street would not foster the vibrant street life that proponents envision.
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2020, 6am PST
The 34-acre One Central project still faces opposition, but an extension on a federal loan application could give it a much-needed boost.
The Real Deal
January 3, 2020, 6am PST
The nighttime illumination of Chicago is almost finished with a complete overhaul of its streetlights, producing a dramatic effect in the nighttime environment of the city.
Chicago Tribune
December 29, 2019, 5am PST
A new initiative seeks to bring investment dollars to Chicago communities that for decades have suffered from the loss of wealth and population.
Next City
December 20, 2019, 7am PST
About that Hyperloop report…
Jalopnik
December 16, 2019, 10am PST
A feasibility analysis published today estimates costs and benefits for the still-unproven Hyperloop technology, as envisioned for a route connecting Cleveland and Chicago.
The Plain Dealer
December 15, 2019, 1pm PST
The threat of climate change has not guided transportation planning in Chicago, and the city and region could be doing much more to promote sustainable transportation, according to the article.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 12, 2019, 1pm PST
Peoria's new stormwater farm takes the pressure off its outdated combined sewer system. It's part of a larger effort by the city to align green infrastructure with social equity goals.
Next City
December 12, 2019, 5am PST
A leading youth engagement in planning program, explained.
Planning Magazine
December 5, 2019, 5am PST
The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
December 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 4, 2019, 10am PST
Two new high-rise residential buildings in Evanston, Illinois have added a glut of supply to the downtown market.
Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2019, 6am PST
The Cook County Land Bank Authority recently participated in its 500th rehab project. Homeowners and entrepreneurs have benefitted along the way.
Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2019, 10am PST
A new report by the Active Transportation Alliance builds the case for reduced transit fares on all three transit systems in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tribune
November 14, 2019, 6am PST
A skyscraper proposed for land formerly owned by Tribune Media has been redesigned to assuage the concerns of neighbors.
Chicago Tribune
November 7, 2019, 6am PST
Planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) are a way to protect valuable land, but their effectiveness as an economic development strategy has been inconsistent.
WBEZ
November 6, 2019, 8am PST
A new report looks at how the increase of ride-hailing in Chicago is affecting infrastructure and mobility.
Streetsblog Chicago
October 31, 2019, 2pm PDT
The 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball immortalized the architects who participated by dressed like famous buildings. Will a 2019 version of the event achieve a contemporary version of the same fame?
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The annual "City Fiscal Conditions" report by the National League of Cities delivers a warning signal about the state of the economy.
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