Chicago Urban Planning
C40’s Reinventing Cities contest asked for green development projects that would fight climate change. Chicago’s winning project steps closer to breaking ground.
A new, holistic strategy will put citizens at the center of development.
The "Development for All Ordinance" aims to increase affordable requirements and close developer loopholes.
A Loop hotel conversion is the first project to take advantage of new financing.
The proposal includes high-rise housing, retail, a life sciences campus, a Metra stop... and no casino.
Pratt takes a holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization on Chicago’s South and West sides.
A look at ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of steel mills, tanneries, and other heavy industry.
The data helps municipalities plan better infrastructure, bike paths, and policies.
Alleys keep the city clean, but could they also be spaces for art studios and bike shops?
Researchers looked at the impact of the city’s neighborhood development tool
"Grounds for Peace" will restore 50 city-owned lots and provide job training for at-risk individuals.
An interview with urbanist Pete Saunders on Chicago’s tale of two cities
Mayor Lightfoot has tapped housing policy expert Marisa Novara to lead the City Hall department.
From riverfront gondolas to Elon Musk’s O’Hare express, there is no shortage of bold ideas.
Chicago Planning and Development Commissioner David Reifman announced his retirement on Monday.
The grazing herd helps reduce the use of gas-powered equipment and remove habitats for wildlife that shouldn’t live near an airport.
The move could clear a path for future transit options connecting downtown and Lincoln Yards.
The future of the evolving industrial district is taking shape.
The upcoming elevated recreation trail will span nearly two miles in length
After years of planning, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has finally unveiled a conceptual design
The Obama Presidential Center will now occupy 35 acres of public parkland.
Mass transit to the future Obama Presidential Center is not likely to happen anytime soon.
The Obamas have touted the presidential center’s potential economic impact, but what about transit?
Legislation to redefine the area’s Planned Manufacturing Districts could be fully approved by the Chicago City Council as early as July 26th.
The city agency will present plans to improve the infamous Damen, North, and Milwaukee intersection.
Five simultaneous public presentations to discuss the proposed zoning changes for the North Branch Industrial Corridor are scheduled for the evening of July 11th.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote an editorial highlighting the CTA’s modernization for the New York Times.
The plan would establish "contemporary zoning regulations" for the previously industrial 750-acre riverfront corridor.
The Obama Presidential Center and overhauled Jackson Park Golf Course will see major changes made to traffic patterns.
New figures from Divvy’s operator suggest that the program has helped members save money while helping small businesses make money.
The ‘Mellow Chicago Bike Map’ from Streetsblog Chicago and Chainlink users highlights safer routes for cyclists.
Alderman Leslie Hairston has suggested that the plan will be revisited and altered.