Chicago Gets a Third Architecture Festival This Year
Jul22

Chicago Gets a Third Architecture Festival This Year

There certainly seems to be a lot of interest in Chicago architecture these days. The annual Open House Chicago event is less than 100 days away. And the Chicago Architecture Biennial starts in a little over two months. But  the third festival of Chicago architecture isn’t even happening in Chicago.  It’s being held almost 7,000 miles away in South Korea’s “Second City,” Busan. If you know your...

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Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets
Jul22

Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets

A couple of weeks ago we noted that the Chicago Department of Transportation was transforming the busy Argyle corridor in Uptown into an “active street.”  It’s one of a number of unusual steps being taken by CDOT as it strives to lead the nation in 21st-century thinking about mobility. CDOT, along with most major organizations of its kind, has noticed that the key word in its name is “Transportation.”...

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