Today we use Planing to Stay as a lens for understanding what makes strong neighborhoods.
We’re excited to check out the 606 trail when it opens this weekend. Let’s take a look at the history of other linear parks.
It is easy enough to celebrate Earth Day … every day. Here are three easy ways:
Did you “get away” this weekend? Labor day weekend is traditionally celebrated outside – whether it be grilling in the back yard, picnicking in a city park, heading for a lakefront cabin in one of our neighbor states or aiming for a little slice of America’s wilderness preserved in our state and national parks and…
The Burnham Plan laid the groundwork for our city’s green space and set aside the lake shore path. Thank Daniel Burnham every time you see green in Chicago.
With 8.5% of urban acreage devoted to parks, Chicago has a wide range of green space options. Which is YOUR favorite?
Our proposal for an updated Montrose Beach Park – which both maintains the already extensive multi-user quality of the park and enhances it with less parking!
Did you know that Earth Day is the world’s largest civic holiday? Here are three totally manageable ways to say “THANKS” to the planet we call Earth:
We, and collaborators Studio Murmur, snagged CS Interiors Best In Design for Outdoor Space. Check out the full mag here, snippets below. More on the parklet here.
We are reclaiming urban public space for people on PARK(ing) Day, Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9am to 5pm. The designed “PARK(ing) spaces”, metered parking spaces converted into temporary green parks, will be located in front of Southport Grocery, 3552 North Southport Avenue. The ‘park’ will feature a bicycle repair station, live music, and a…
The Lakeview Area Master Plan (LAMP) will be revealed tonight, but there is one element that I think deserves special attention. When research began on the project we were out surveying neighborhood inventory, like bike racks, streetscape environments, facade conditions, and public space. After investigating we found that Lakeview contains only .2 acres of open…
We could not have done this without our wonderfully generous sponsors; Southport Grocery, Uncle Dans’s Outdoor Store, Grand Street Gardens, Lake Street Landscape Supply, Farmers’ Market Nursery, Sam & Willy’s, and Alderman Tom Tunney. Thank you so much for all of your support. Photos and media coverage inside.