Tag: Planning

Planning Chicago a/k/a incremental opportunism

Planning Chicago a/k/a incremental opportunism

Planning Chicago, published earlier this year, is a look back at the history of planning in Chicago, with a focus starting in the Mayor Richard J. ...
Quote of the day – a Bermuda triangle of lost opportunity

Quote of the day – a Bermuda triangle of lost opportunity

Architecture critic Lynn Becker's recent post on what he calls the "Viaduct District" is a goodie bag of memorable phrases and provocative perspec ...
Help envision the Cermak Creative Industries District

Help envision the Cermak Creative Industries District

One of my favorite Chicago intersections is Jefferson, Cermak and Lumber in East Pilsen, just west of the Chicago River. The street names them ...

Cicero’s latest Gang problem

Cicero hasn't always had a source of pride readily at hand, so when the town recently went 14 months without a street-gang related killing, Larry ...
What can be done to prevent suburban sprawl?

What can be done to prevent suburban sprawl?

The Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Home Builders have produced a film warning about the dangers of suburban sprawl. The film ...
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