Chicago Cycling: What's Next?

For all you Chicagoans interested in bike planning in the city, head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 North Cannon Drive (just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo) TONIGHT, June 21, for a panel discussion on the future of cycling in Chicago. Panelists will share how Chicago is becoming more bi... read more »

Impact Innovation: The Economic Spin on Cultural Tourism in Chicago

Mitch Nichols, President of the Nichols Tourism Group, spoke to a packed room of Chicago tourism supporters on Tuesday. The Nichols Group just completed a yearlong study on the cultural tourism of Chicago. Nichols presented four ‘key lessons’ of his study and highlighted numerous statistics to ... read more »

What happened to the new city slogan?

With several comprehensive city plans and initiatives being announced recently, Chicago is adding another item to the long list of expensive campaigns: branding tourism. Chicago has always been a global destination for tourists. The recent reinvestment in a global marketing campaign sets an ambitio... read more »

CNU-Illinois Hosts "Redefining Convenience" Workshop

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Reverse Effect: Jeanne Gang on the Chicago River

Jeanne Gang is most commonly associated with the landmark 82-story Aqua building on Chicago's "New East Side." The undulating tower mirrors the river it shadows over and reflects the lake into which its views spill. Water has become a preoccupation for the MacArthur Genius; her designs not only refl... read more »

Highway Interchange Land Use Comparison

Below is the letter I wrote to my state senator about land use for highway interchanges in the Chicago area: Dear Senator Collins:  ... read more »

A Green River is a Green River

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is marching forward with designs to revitalize the Chicago River for recreational use. As he does, the mayor can look towards other cities worldwide who have undertaken their own river reclamation projects and apply their lessons here. The main question Emanuel needs to be... read more »

Open Streets on State Street

Thanks to the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Active Transportation Alliance,  that great street State St. is set to become a pedestrian paradise on Saturday, October 1st. All you need to bring is your feet! Read below for the full specs: *************************************** Open Streets on St... read more »

CNU-Illinois to Head Down the Bloomingdale Trail

Join CNU-Illinois and special guests for a walk down Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail. Get the street-level view of Chicago's "High Line Brought Down to Earth." RSVP and further info on the flyer below. ... read more »

The High Line Brought Down to Earth: Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail

It's been exactly one month since Rahm Emanuel assumed the mayoralty in Chicago, and already pedestrians are beginning to feel the Mayor's presence on city streets everywhere.  Emanuel has given free reign to new CDOT commissioner Gabe Klein to introduce a series of measures in envisi... read more »