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Chicago Unveils Bike 2015 Plan

Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley is making designs to hand off the mayoral baton to Rahm Emanuel...via bicycle relay race. Yesterday saw the release of Chicago's Bike 2015 Plan, a comprehensive program aimed towards improving cyclist safety and expanding Chicago's bicycling infrastructure. ... read more »

Access to Chicago Metra Stations Increases Value of Suburban Homes

A recent article by Kay Severinsen from SearchChicago-Homes reports on a study done by RE/MAX on the value of suburban homes. The study found that access to public transit and the distance from downtown Chicago has a big impact on home prices. ... read more »

Pulitzer winner doesn't have to look Farr for good urbanism

Not all New Urbanism occurs in greenfields or sprawl mall retrofits. It also occurs in cities, strengthening existing urban fabrics. ... read more »

Sustainble house in sustainable place : Urban net zero energy home by Farr Associates

This morning's Chicago Tribune has a piece on a green-built house that is noteworthy because it is u ... read more »

Chicago Sun-Times: "Save money and the planet: try walking."

The Chicago Homes section of the Chicago Sun-Times highlights the benefits of walkable neighborhoods and new urbanism ... read more »

When Highway Designers Met Chicago (and Milwaukee)

The skyline is big and imposing in Chicago, so you might think the freeway interchanges would be too. But no. ... read more »

Congested roads? That'll be $7.3 billion, please

If you've ever wondered -- while sitting in traffic on the highway, crawling forward a few feet before stomping the brakes once again as dozens of little red lights wink in front of you -- just what y ... read more »

Chicago Kicking Off First Pedestrian Plan

While many Chicago neighborhoods are great places for walking, pedestrians still face quality of life and safety issues walking our streets every day. ... read more »

Residents Try a New Life at Oakwood Shores

Chicago Public Radio follows the lives of public housing residents moving into Charter-Award-winning Oakwood Shores. ... read more »

Calling BP Amoco home, urbanism is

Chicago's newspapers hit the streets today (May 6) with -- among the usual hyperbole and pabulum -- a story to warm the cockles of any new urbanist's heart.... read more »