Posts in category "neighborhoods"

High-Traffic Avenues Are The Key To Urban Revitalization

There are those who claim traffic is a massive problem to be solved with other transportation options.  Some traffic, such as highway traffic, really doesn’t serve any useful economic purpose. But not so for street traffic of the streetcar, driving, or walking varieties.  Street traffic in the streets of a neighborhood is akin to blood... Read more »

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 »