Chicago

A Myth Exploded

Every so often I read the following argument: "We shouldn't upzone popular urban neighborhoods, because if we freeze the status quo in those areas, the people who are priced out willl rebuild our city's devastated neighborhoods."  This argument has a conceptual flaw: most middle-class peoples' ... read more »

Chicago Green Roofs and Energy Consumption

  Author Noah P. Boggess is a Master of Art's student in Sustainable Urban Development at DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois. In June, he will be joining CNU as a Transportation Summitt Project Assistant.  For inquiries on his research, contact Noah P. Boggess at npboggess@gmail.com ... read more »

Chicago’s fast-growing bike network showcased at transportation summit

Chicago is quickly becoming one of the nation’s top bicycling cities. Bike commuting in the city has more than tripled since 2000, making it second only to New York in sheer numbers. ... read more »

CITY SPOTLIGHT: Beyond Portland, U.S. Biking Infrastructure Needs to Aim Higher

This post is part of our CITY SPOTLIGHT blog series. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. ... read more »

Do You <3 Bus Rapid Transit?

Supporters of bus rapid transit in Chicago are taking a drubbing from anti-BRT groups - at least, in the news coverage. ... read more »

Evidence That Gentrification is Overrated

A recent article in Better Cities points out that while some transit-heavy neighborhoods in Chicago became more expensive (especially those on Chicago's north side) "transit sheds" in Chicago's south and west shed actually lost value relative to the region as a whole.  In other words, rich into... read more »

CNU Board and Illinois DOT Meet in Chicago

When it comes to urban design issues, the Illinois Department of Transportation may not have the best track record. ... read more »

Mayors Appeal to Roadway Designers at Workshop in Chicago

On Thursday, February 7, the Congress for the New Urbanism led the first of two day-long workshops for transportation professionals in Chicagoland.  More than 50 people filled a room at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to focus on the CNU/ITE recommended practice, Designing W... read more »

Design for Social Change at CAF

The Chicago Architecture Foundation held a panel discussion, Design for Social Change, as a part of its ongoing series Architecture is Activism. Tuesday night's talk featured architects, activists, and designers from across the country, all of whom brought their stories and unique perspectives on ho... read more »

Chicago Cycling: What's Next?

For all you Chicagoans interested in bike planning in the city, head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 North Cannon Drive (just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo) TONIGHT, June 21, for a panel discussion on the future of cycling in Chicago. Panelists will share how Chicago is becoming more bi... read more »