Posts in category "congress"

McMansion-ize, Suburban-ize My City Part 1: The Reason For Homogenized Development and Mega-block Blank Walls

Whoops, there goes the neighborhood. Pictured above is the contrast between the extant cityscape on North Clark Street vs its replacement — an approved development at Addison and Clark. There is nothing Chicagoan about the prospective development.  The developers hope to get AAA-rated drug store or big box tenants.  They hope to land a world... Read more »

Moving toward more representative governance in Chicago, Part 1

On local solutions and local governance, Part 1 I want to note that it’s taken a while to get this space up and running – my writings were lost in a hard drive disaster, and I’ve really had to start over on a lot of work. With that said, in this post I will examine... Read more »