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CNU Welcomes Incoming CDOT Head Gabe Klein to Chicago

Just one day after being announced as the incoming head of the Chicago Department of Transportation, Gabe Klein, the now former director of D.C.'s DOT, dropped into CNU HQ to get a pulse on the organization's work in the city and beyond. Klein, whose innovative approaches in D.C. ... read more »

The Urbanophile Speaks in Chicago

Today Aaron Renn--more commonly known by the moniker The Urbanophile--spoke at the Chicago Cultural Center on the future of public infrastructure in Chicago. I've been following Aaron's blog of a little over a year now, and he never fails to offer well-written, lengthy, thoroughly-researched article... read more »

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 »