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One of two architecture critics working at major daily newspapers to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Blair Kamin announced his retirement last week via Twitter.
Blair Kamin via Twitter
December 28, 2020, 6am PST
A big approval and a significant delay—but otherwise 2020 has been a positive year for plans to extend the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line by 5.6 miles to the south.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 20, 2020, 9am PST
Despite a statewide eviction moratorium, thousands of people have been evicted in Chicago since March. A coalition of housing advocates is proposing a just cause ordinance that would halt no-fault evictions.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 4, 2020, 6am PST
New zoning controls would make it harder to convert multi-unit residential buildings into single-family homes to prevent displacement in single-family neighborhoods in Chicago.
The Daily Line
December 3, 2020, 6am PST
Climate change will only increase the frequency of incidents like the one captured by a television news station in Chicago earlier this week.
Bicycling
November 15, 2020, 5am PST
A transit extension envisioned since the 1950s is this year making steady, tangible progress in the Windy City.
WTTW
November 8, 2020, 7am PST
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is readying a new capital investment plan that will spur the local economy and change the way the city apportions its infrastructure funding.
Chicago Sun-Times
November 3, 2020, 11am PST
The battle to control the coronavirus in the U.S is being led by 50 governors and the D.C. mayor, but ultimately it is at the local level where decisions are often the most consequential. Among large counties, the crisis is most severe in El Paso.
The Texas Tribune
November 1, 2020, 5am PST
New details have emerged on a project the Chicago Tribune is calling this one of Chicago's most ambitious development proposals in decades.
Chicago Tribune
October 27, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak is presented with the potential for two futures: In one is a $25 billion expansion to update national intercity rail with contemporary patterns of settlement. In the other is fiscal crisis and continued service cuts.
My San Antonio
October 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Nine organizations signed a petition to prioritize access to transit during potential post-election protests.
WTTW
October 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Residents of Chicago will soon see some of the fruits of the controversial tax increment financing for the Lincoln Yards project in Chicago's North Side.
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2020, 7am PDT
A riverfront revival was well underway in Chicago. Then the pandemic hit. How can a splashy new downtown commercial development expect to fare in Covid's world?
Chicago Tribune
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
October 5, 2020, 6am PDT
The work of Chicago urban planner and developer Theaster Gates provides a proof of concept in a new report from the Urban Land Institute.
Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2020, 7am PDT
The city of Chicago's Equitable Transit Oriented Development Policy Plan prioritizes three key strategies for bringing equity to transit-oriented development.
Chi.Streetsblog
September 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
The past decade saw more old commercial buildings transformed into residential buildings than any decade previous.
RentCafé
September 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
A midwestern commuter rail line found a unique, if controversial way to achieve 100 percent mask compliance on its trains: Set aside one car, though preferably not the bike car, for riders who opt to travel maskless.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 24, 2020, 7am PDT
New pop-up bus lanes on two of the most heavily traveled bus routes in Chicago will help move essential workers more efficiently during the pandemic.
Smart Cities Dive
September 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Metra's significant drop in ridership has forced the agency to adapt to a new transit landscape and plan for equitable fare offerings and service changes.
Active Transportation Alliance