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As a senior report at Curbed, I cover urbanism, cities, transportation, and architecture, with a wide lens on how these themes help shape urban life. My weekly column, Property Lines, looks spotlights community development, real estate trends, and hot housing markets across the country.

Chicago’s new demographics: ‘A third San Francisco, two-thirds Detroit’

An interview with urbanist Pete Saunders on Chicago’s tale of two cities

Marijuana legalization: How the new law will change Chicago

Governor Pritzker is poised to sign after today’s big vote, making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

How aldermanic privilege shaped Chicago

‘Council courtesies,’ which Mayor Lightfoot wants to eliminate, has created a city ruled by 50 mini-mayors.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy: How he changed the fabric of Chicago

13 city leaders, architects, politicians, and advocates on how Rahm changed architecture, design, transportation, and real estate.

A look back at Zachary Taylor Davis, Chicago’s ‘Frank Lloyd Wright of baseball’

Cubs and Sox fans may not know same architect designed Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.

Rite Liquors, infamous Wicker Park dive bar, for sale, asking $3.5M

Longtime owner putting prime Division Street real estate on the market

First look: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 lineup

Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, and dozens more join event focused on social justice, collective memory, and civic purpose.

Circular riverwalk and museum in Portage Park adds to river redevelopment spree

Portage Walking Museum proposal designed by Perkins + Will

When Chicago’s Yellow Line was the future of urban transportation

The CTA’s oddball suburban feeder route originated as a federally funded experiment in the future of transportation. And it succeeded beyond anybody’s wildest expectations.

In Woodlawn, community development sparks talk of neighborhood renewal

Can an Obama Library bump add more momentum to the city’s South Side?

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