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These teens are planning the future of their neighborhoods
There’s been an uptick in interest in teaching students how to proactively engage with their own neighborhoods and develop strategies to improve them. As a parent, urban planner and former teacher, I’ve often wondered how today’s students will plan for their neighborhoods and…
Chicago nonprofits announce clean air design challenge
This season, design is in the air – literally. The nonprofit, volunteer-run initiative Design Makes Change and the nonprofit organization Unit 2 Collective have launched The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge. Students and professionals in the fields of industrial,…
Residents help plan for proposed CTA Red Line extension
Nearly 150 residents participated in a community visioning session on Sept. 14 to plan for the proposed CTA Red Line extension on Chicago’s far South side. Attendees at the meeting, hosted by Developing Communities Project in partnership with MPC, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning…
MPC publication: Recommendations for Logan Square development priorities
In summer 2009, at the invitation of Ald. Rey Colón (35th Ward), the Metropolitan Planning Council led a Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) exercise in the Logan Square neighborhood. Through a series of three community meetings, residents work with architects and developers to learn about…

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