When it comes to the biggest trends that will reshape the urban environment in the future, it’s not just the architecture that will change. The next major revolution in urban design will be by landscapers. In fact, in some cities, landscaping — in the form of parks and other green spaces — is already making […]
- A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? Floating gardens, etc. - Chicago TribuneJuly 11, 2018 1:59 pm
- International competition for Chicago's O'Hare expansion takes off - archpaper.comJuly 4, 2018 9:55 am
- Union Station remake unveiled - Crain's Chicago BusinessJune 26, 2018 6:51 pm
- Chicago offers up historic Chicago Avenue bridge for free - archpaper.comJune 25, 2018 12:27 pm
- Car2Go car-sharing service to launch in Chicago in July -Smart Cities DiveJune 23, 2018 12:30 pm
- A Map of the 'Mellow' Bike Routes Around Chicago - Planetizen via Chicago ReaderJune 22, 2018 10:07 am
- The Brilliant Artist That Chicago, and the World, Nearly Forgot - CityLabJune 19, 2018 8:02 am
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When we think of a city, we don’t necessarily think about its parks. Instead, the metro areas, shopping opportunities, entertainment venues and other aspects come to mind. However, even though parks and other natural areas are a relatively small component of modern urban areas, the impact that these features have on the urban population is […]
Urban landscape architects, civil engineers and city planners face a number of sustainability challenges with no single or simple solution. Among the issues common to many metropolitan areas: Preparing for climate changes and/or intense precipitation events that cause excess storm water runoff; Replacing outdated architectural designs that introduce contaminates into the water system; and, Partially […]
January 12, 2015 was the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that rocked Haiti. After reports on moments of silence observed, and reflections of that fateful day, you will have, by now, read or hear several accounts of Haiti today. How far the nation is still behind.
Last time (part 2), we visited a Chicago rooftop during the summer of 2007, where buckwheat sways in the breeze, collard greens with leaves as broad as a chair seat flourish, and tomatoes and peppers ripen, all in view of a passing elevated train. This time, we visit a state-of-the-art Chicago high school where the windows […]
Last time (part 1), we were introduced to Urban Habitat Chicago, took off our shoes, and stretched our feet on an edible lawn. This time, we visit a Chicago rooftop during the summer of 2007, where buckwheat sways in the breeze, collard greens with leaves as broad as a chair seat flourish, and tomatoes and […]
In the fall of 1862, crops were disappearing, mysteriously, from the fields around the tranquil Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. A watch was ordered over several nights to see what was happening when the incident was brought to the attention of the governing Elders and Eldresses. The Battle of Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, […]