The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled “…and other such stories,” will highlight contested cultural memories, indigenous approaches to the environment, and civil rights in architecture and design. Click image for source article.
CDOT has designed a prototype parklet, which it will make available to the public. It’s intended to restart the City’s bumpy foray into more pedestrian friendly street use by shaving k – k off design permitting costs. The City will designate retail “Thrive” zones for the parklets.
Michael Lewyn reviews – or conveys his take-away – Daniel Kay Hertz’s book The Battle for Lincoln Park. The book chronicles the neighborhood gentrifiers suppression of density in the neighborhood. Lewyn pegs that suppression as the primary cause of displacement of the prior working families.