Work to serve existing local businesses, attract new businesses, and build entrepreneurship skills.
With rising demand for housing in Belmont Cragin, one of the best ways to ensure that working-class households can afford to live here is to build more subsidized affordable housing.
Promote building relationships and shared experiences in the community to promote personal safety and security.
Work to build relationships and trust with CPD and local CAPS office to promote public safety.
Residents who have invested in their homes and our community should not be forced to move or face foreclosure. We will work with block clubs as a fundamental neighborhood structure to identify housing and public safety issues, build trust and knowledge among neighbors, and disseminate information on organizations and resources that can help them.
Education is not only for youth. Our community needs increased access to ESL classes, GED classes, educational workshops, and technical training/bridge programs for adults, which we will achieve by building partnerships between local community organizations, churches and schools and offering seminars and workshops in local, convenient and trusted locations. We will build on the parent mentor pr...
Overcrowding in our elementary schools threatens to undo the positive school culture and achievement our schools’ staff, faculty, students and families have built. Long-term plans for addressing this issue should be made in conjunction with the community. Our parents and local groups will work with CPS to redraw school boundary lines to better distribute students in the area and advocate for an...
The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, US Green Building Council - Illinois, and Civic ArtWorks are working together to support Chicago-area students in developing projects that answer the question: “How do you make your neighborhood more sustainable?”
Forge Ahead is a community-driven plan for building world-class public transportation in Columbus. Columbus is a growing, thriving place and each citizen is working to contribute to the city’s success. Our businesses, non-profits, and public service make Columbus a better place to live. We all want our city to grow faster and get more recognition, but there is one crucial public investment that...
Young people adapt well to technology and its advancement. They benefit from it as a means to learn, communicate, and entertain. They build virtual communities and work to maintain them. However, they are unlikely to understand why their real-life neighborhoods succeed or fail and how they could play a positive role in their future. Participation is low and there is a sense of widespread apathy...
Our vision - The Near North area is a vibrant, thriving, diverse community, built upon respect and trust. We are overcoming years of division and striving for positive change. We have the resources and talent to open new opportunities for all of our residents and stakeholders. our history, diversity and creativity make us a model for building relationships across races, classes and generatio...
Decrease the cost of multiple projects and increase neighborhood vitality by combining diverse amenities into one project. The Park(ing) Deck places a green roof top of needed Warehouse District parking decks, providing protection from sun, snow and rain for the top parking level and providing access to public green space with tremendous views of the river. The green roof absorbs wet weathe... #cso #transit #public-space #park #land-use #infrastructure #housing #building
My idea is a community garden on the boulevard and a sheltered area for vendors to have a farmers market. It would bring revenue to our community and give entrepreneurs from all over Chicago a place to sell their products. The garden would also be providing jobs to teens working through One Summer Chicago. Finally, the garden would be a way for the community to help itself; supplying food to lo... #restoring-community-through-the-boulevards
Cleara’s proposal hello my name is cleara, i’m making a proposal about building something that can make chicago better. i want to build a homeless shelter because there’s a lot of people don’t have a place to go with their children. i want to build it by the lots by near north because its big spaces from people houses because i think that there are more homeless people out there. this will b... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods
Reno needs more color. Have you ever been to a city that has beautiful flowers, amazing vegetation, and luscious greenery? Well, Plant Power can make Reno that city. We are proposing to install a mailbox structure in the shape of a house to hold seed packets or plants ready to be planted. Our local school has a garden and we want to continue adding to the community the benefits of growing local... #park
The problem: On blustery Winter days, my friends and I often fantasize about Summers in Chicago- hanging out by the lake, traversing Michigan Avenue, and hitting the shops in The Loop. There is one other particular idea that comes to mind every time: Kayaking on the Chicago River. That idea, however, is usually shut down by our parents. It’s understandable though- Nobody wants their kids float... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #water #public-space #park
Create the first, first-annual Warehouse District celebration. Engage the art community to build Halloween parade floats. The only rule for the floats is there are no rules for what constitutes a float. It would be a family-friendly version of burning man...less the dust...and burning. #event #park #public-space #land-use
The one thing i would like to change about my park is the shooting because a lot of kids can not go because of the shooting. some kids go in the morning because that the only time we have but if we can stop the shooting going on in the park we and all the other kids can go to the. if we do stop the shooting we can let the kids have fun in the park where we need to have fun let the baby have fu... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #park
In-fill projects designed to complete the street wall with pedestrian-friendly frontage increase both interest and pedestrian comfort. The trees in the median help to bring the streetscape down to a more human scale as well, while the median itself holds space for a bike lane or eventual transit. #transit #infill #building #heart-of-peoria-plan #walking #public-space #land-use #infrastructure #bicycling #street
Build awareness of the contributions of "rube" foster to the bronzeville community, the city of chicago, and major league baseball. "rube" foster is recognized as the father of negro league baseball and was inducted into the major league baseball in 1981! bought a house in bronzeville in 1926. #building
Provide lighting that creates a safe but also aesthetic environment. Much of the river front is dimly lit. Additional lighting would encourage people to be along the river front at night. This lighting does not have to be just street lights. It can be more artistic. It could be changing, colored, light up the ground or greenscape, light up buildings, even change colors or shapes. This would als... #street #park #public-space #walking #public-art #lighting #safety
Evidence suggests that transit stations with sleeker designs boost ridership. A recent study out of the University of Naples compared ridership on two similar lines, only one of which had colorful, recently-redesigned stations. The researchers found that riders were willing to put up with more, including higher costs and longer wait times, at the nicer stations. The researchers conclude t... #forge-ahead
What i plan to do for the community is to build a program in pilsen that would help benefit the kids in the neighborhood to not end up on the streets. the type of program i want to have an artistic/athletic/therapy program. the reason why i want a place like this in the community is to keep the young people of today off of the streets and give them an opportunity to show them what they are real... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods
Have laser light show projected from tops of downtown Peoria buildings (similar to what they do in Hong Kong) with music and narration. It would attract a lot of attention to Peoria. Businesses could fund it in return for mention of their businesses in the narration. Would need speakers set up in the river front area... maybe E. Peoria could collaborate. #tourism
Roseland has yet to recover from the economic decline and gang violence. community leaders and residents are attempting to restore the community through programs like kids off the block. lets help stop the violence in the roseland area by adding a police station near the train station. #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
My school had been in the near north area for 4 years and they have been without a gym. we have been able to use other spaces for the past 4 years. i think it time for to have our gym for basketball practice, and wellness. i have been at basketball practices for the boys basketball team. the park district is not the ideal place for practice. at times our team only got 20 minutes to prep for ... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
Crime is an issue. the reason is cause garfield park have a lot of gangbangers hanging out on the streets. my idea for my neighborhood is that we build a youth center and a store. the store will provide food to children and a place where people can go relax to go the youth center. usually kids in neighborhood hang around on the corner because they have no where to go so they just sit there and ... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #park
Idea posted on behalf of an Outreach Meeting 2 Attendee: Construct a new bridge over the Chicago River at Armitage Avenue, Dickens Avenue, or Shakespeare Avenue. This could allow Cortland Street to be dedicated to bicycle traffic only or only for PMD / industrial uses (trucks). #north-branch-river-works
The Roehm Bros & Co. building, aka "The Shoe House", once held this corner at the southern entrance into the Square. Local developers / entrepreneurs should work with current land owners to build a new building that can house retail and other commercial businesses. The building's design should reflect the scale, materials, and architectural detailing of other successful and beloved buildings ... #landuse #commercial #retail #building
A green roof would help reduce the towers' reflective surface and help reduce the temperatures up there. while I would love to have some trees up there, honestly, the plants would have to have fairly short, and drought/wind tolerant. Probably anything rated for alpine climates. Solar panels would provide the energy to generate heat to keep planters warmer in the winters, and can produce more li... #marina-city-forum
The current social problem that is plaguing Chicago is an abundance of high crime and violence. There has been an overwhelming amount of news reports that focus on youth violence and crime as being a major concern. To help solve this problem, "SAVE OUR STREETS NFP" purpose partnering to convert this 6 story, 10 years vacant, community hazardous, building located 5114 W. Madison into a safe-... #laquan-mcdonald #youth-empowerment-center #maurice-gunn #new-groverner #fund-77 #madison #youth-programs #violence #gangs #sos #save-our-streets #austin #urban-development #youth-development #at-risk-youth #southside #westside #west-side #chicago #murders #deaths #shooting
Submitted on behalf of Kelly Hillgoth: This city could benefit from stricter ordinances on the appearance of property. Driving through Yorkville, it appears to be a "dumpy" town. Many old buildings, sidewalks, properties, light fixtures, roadways are not cleaned or kept up with. We need to create more draw to the downtown area. Clean it up and make it usable for families. There needs to b... #visualizing-yorkville-zoning
Hello, i am writing for the lincoln square/west ridge neighborhood. this neighborhood happens to have an overload of crime. you would expect people to be at home. sadly, people around my neighborhood are at the local park, “warren park." it’s mostly at night though. i think that one of the issues with this is that it's before curfew. i know local police in the neighborhood, but i don’t see park... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
Create an identity for South Chicago that builds connections to our history, our institutions and each other
Long time residents recall growing up in a community where families knew each other for generations and everyone had at least one relative who worked at the steel mills. Children would swim at the YMCA and dance at the record hops at Ada S. McKinley’s Neighborhood House. Families would spend the entire day at Rainbow Beach. Since the mills closed, South Chicago has struggled to overcome not ... #building-community #arts #culture #identity #south-chicago-quality-of-life-plan
My neighborhood is surrounded by many buildings,stores and parks theres a building around its called the congress theater.it was used for wrestling shows and concerts.on april theater was shut down had its liquor license revoked due numerous safety code violations. my idea for is repaint it,take away all the ugly graffiti from the wall.if we repaint the walls from the outside a lot more peop... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
SkyCycle lets riders commute far above the railways of London. SkyCycle is a 135-mile network of roads that would be constructed above existing suburban rail lines to create new cycle routes throughout the capital and has been developed by cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster. The three-story high routes would be accessed via ramps at more than 200 points. Each of the 10 routes would be used by... #forge-ahead
We should change seward park. the park district building needs a new set of bathrooms and a gym, & new paint on the walls. since seward park has been up for so many years it has been getting old and people in our community weren’t taking care of it. the grass should be cleaned every two weeks. the more specific things that i want to change is the cracks in the sidewalks. every month the city wo... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods
The golden ghetto is located in west ridge. the origins of the name are buried deep within the realms of the internet, but the name fits because of the thriving jewish community that was located there from 1930’s to the 1970’s. west ridge is one of the 77 chicago community areas. by starting this campaign to improve the neighborhood we can bring the community closer together and help start more... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
I would like to change my community which is north lawndale by adding restaurants. this would provide new job opportunities for my community. i know sometimes when my mother and i may not feel like cooking something to eat it would very convenient to have a couple of places we can go eat and not have to go far or fix it ourselves. also a restaurant would provide some people with the experienc... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
A survey of Tri-County residents revealed a perception that parking is the most important downtown problem, the reality is that there are a very large number of parking spaces, both public & private, located in both structured & surface parking lots. The perception of a parking problem has to do more with the allocation and management of parking than it has to do with sheer numbers of available... #parking #policy #governance #infrastructure #street #building
The paved seating area outside of the northeast entrance into the Merchandise Mart needs a refresh. New seating, improved landscaping, and even some sort of programming (ex: pop-up shop, food stand) could make this corner special instead of forgettable. For physical change inspiration look no further than the wonderful, and popular, River Park on the south side of the building. Let's make the c... #pop-up-shop #food-stand #walking #land-use #street #public-space
I've got the night renderings covered. So, the hard part's done; now all we gotta do is raze half a block and start pouring concrete (only for the 40' diameter fountain though, the rest of the square will be 3 acres of CSO complimentary paver stones). No cars, enough parks benches to seat 10,000 giant crows, mounted carp speargun stations, lax enforcement of open container laws, etc... The marb... #peoria #square #cookies #spear-guns #fountain #water #walking #public-space #park #land-use #infrastructure
Encourage development of model neighborhood centers as “community anchors,” through public-private partnerships, as a technique for stimulating and facilitating the broader redevelopment of the centers of Peoria’s urban neighborhoods. Tenants need to be selected carefully and the contracts written so that the contract can be terminated in a relatively short time frame if the tenant is not perfo... #retail #public-space #land-use #housing #building
Like to make things to kelp you active over yards that not in use. So like just. Say I would put a basketball court or a football court on a abandon building or mess up yard make something bad to great to help out the community to have fun and do thing that would help your body. #land-use
How about dressing up the lobby by hanging art work. we could have revolving shows. we could tap the resident artists first then contact the school of the art institute and other local artists. it would be fun to have receptions (wine and cheese?) to celebrate openings and meet the artists. #building
Avondale is located on the northwest side of Chicago, and its entire east side is in contact with the river, yet there is little interaction. Factories mostly border the river. For more statistics, Avondale is top tier in Chicago’s “park-poor” neighborhoods, from research conducted by Chicago Tribune. This resulted from the building of the Kennedy Expressway. A possible and obvious idea t... #transit #public-space #land-use #housing #park #building
The Noise Reduction Plan calls for construction of a sound insulation U-shaped tunnel underneath the Chicago Transit Authority tracks where it runs above Wabash Avenue that pushes the sound and noise up towards the sky as opposed to down to the street. The noise reduction project may also include replacing existing CTA steel column supports with longer-lasting, vibration-reducing concrete colum... #transforming-wabash
Our City faces a number of difficult challenges, including those in the realms of infrastructure, economic opportunity, and community well-being. The municipal government works to address these challenges through its programs on a daily basis, but tapping into the citizenry for new resources and ideas holds great potential to advance meaningful and effective solutions. If we harnessed all the p... #collective-impact #crowdsourcing #grants #competitions #citizen-activism #public-service #volunteerism #community-driven #problem-solving #public-feedback #innovation #civic-engagement #building #park #bicycling #walking #street #land-use #housing #water #public-space #preservation #transit #infrastructure
Looking West from the new Lucas Museum site, what do you see?: http://bit.ly/UY5GvE Shiny Metra Electric trains just 500ft (less than a block) from the Museum site, and from above you can see just how close to the Museum those Metra trains presently operate: http://bit.ly/1o9MSFX Upgrading of the in-city Metra Electric District lines to CTA Gray Line "L" service would provide a train every ... #museum-campus-transportation-study
Wrightwood Park is a beautiful, medium-sized park located at Ashland and Wrightwood. For many people in the Lincoln Park and Bucktown areas, Wrightwood Park is the closest and most convenient park to visit. However, in recent years, there have been less people and less community events at Wrightwood Park, and I believe that this is because in recent years, it has become a less desirable place t... #public-space #park
We should have a skate park near north ave. in humboldt park, because, chicagoans used to enjoy skateboarding and almost 90% of students and 80% of people are skateboarding, and we just realized that it’s hard to find an skate park here in chicago. so we think and propose that what if we should have more skate parks all over chicago.il right? that would be cool, so students and people that lik... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #plaza
My new idea is that i want to change my neighborhood, north lawndale, by building a basketball court in my dry neighborhood to bring some light to it. the basketball court would be on flournoy & central park when teens say “dry” we mean that all the kids in the neighborhood including me are bored out of our minds. the basketball court we usually go to is too far to walk to. so thats why it w... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #park
At augusta park, there are some problems i would like to get fixed for the community and some things i would like to add to the park. 1) there are not enough basketball courts. 2) the field house is too small. 3) there should be a pool. 4) there should be a fitness room. these changes would help a lot of kids and bring them to the park. this would get them off the streets and they would have be... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #park
The issues that are in my neighborhoods are that there is a lot of gentrification going on because of the rent going up. there are lots of things that are becoming unaffordable for people. also there are a lot of taxes at mostly every corner store around.the payments are high and they rise and rise.the cost of living is going up. what i want to do to solve this problem is create more ... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
Family friendly restrooms should be located at least a few places along the riverfront. Right now the only bathrooms are in the gateway building and are often closed unless events are going on. Bathrooms should be placed at least under each bridge and even maybe somewhere further away from the river. If we want to bring people to the downtown riverfront, we have to encourage them to stay for a ... #public-space #park #water #street #bathrooms
I think we should create opportunities for people to play games like Ping-Pong, chess, bocce ball, etc. on the Riverfront. Infrastructure, like relatively permanent Ping-Pong tables or chess boards could be placed around the Gateway Building and Emack & Bolio's. Visitors could then "rent" equipment (paddles, balls, chess pieces) for free from those businesses with a credit card or ID being he... #a-vision-for-downtown-peoria #public-space
Idea posted on behalf of an Outreach Meeting 2 Attendee: The existing buildings / campus setting seem to be perfectly suited for reuse as a movie studio. Build on the momentum and attention given to the City by Hollywood over the past several years. #north-branch-river-works
The section of the Chicago River around Avondale is largely unused, and many businesses are lined up along the river. This is problematic as many residents of Avondale wish to have greater access to the River. My idea would be to turn the riverfront into a mixed use land area, where businesses and housing would be located. Along the front, a riverwalk would be used to help connect various str... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #water #walking #public-space #land-use #bicycling
Develop and promote self-guided tours of the history of Wabash Avenue from the ‘L’ to the architecture to its history as a center for dance and film production. Encourage people to post pictures of themselves in front of famous buildings and landmark sites. #transforming-wabash
Should religious institutions be treated as "special uses" in a Manufacturing District (M-1 or M-2)? A "Religious Institution" (small) is defined as a building, having 400 or fewer seats or no larger than 8,000 square feet of total gross floor area, wherein persons regularly assemble for religious worship and which is maintained and controlled by a religious body organized to sustain public ... #visualizing-yorkville-zoning
I live in the suburbs, adjacent the UP-West Metra rail line. My kids love coming to the museums, but we almost *never* use mass transit because the timing of trains during the day is horrible! It takes over an hour to get downtown, and the mid-day train schedule is so sporadic, you're either stuck downtown far longer than you want, or you have no time to enjoy the facilities. There are alrea... #museum-campus-transportation-study
Given the current construction of Phase 3, the last of the planned riverwalk expansions on the southern edge of the central branch, let's start thinking about the possibilities on the north side. Although there are several riverwalk segments for individual buildings, some are private and none represent a unified design treatment. The Merchandise Mart, with a drive in front, represents a high-... #bicycling #riverwalk #water #walking #public-space #park #infrastructure
After thorough review of your presentation from OCT 14 meeting and corresponding website of ideas for transportation updates to make access of the Museum Campus there is still glaring omission: creating a new dedicated subway line branching off from the loop (Origin ideas: Union Station or Roosevelt Station are ideal locations) to enable truly seamless transfer for locals and tourists alike to ... #museum-campus-transportation-study
Let's create urban rooftop gardening that cater to bees on our highest buildings in Reno. The Waldorf Astoria in NYC has already done this and their chefs even utilizes the honey the bees produce into their local restaurants. Reno can partner with non-profit organizations, like Urban Roots, to make this possible. Can City Hall be the first location to implement this idea, then imagine when othe... #preservation #housing #building
Homer glen deserves to see appropriate due diligence when it comes to re-developing the former k-mart site. with a city center still lacking, something in which the current community will value and potential residents will appreciate is needed. the site can be the introduction to many east bound drivers on 159th to our business district. we have a unique mission statement and set of core val... #building
I chose the Cumberland Blue Line Station area as my site to improve. The Blue Line Station is massive; there are 1600 parking spaces available, and it is near O’Hare International Airport. It’s also near the Des Plaines River, which winds through a large park area with bike and walking paths. The issue is that there is this gigantic green space so near to the station that provides a great way... #water #walking #park
Idea posted on behalf of an Outreach Meeting 2 Attendee: Consider the possibility of urban farming on the site - outdoors and indoors (hydroponics and aquaponics). The Plant in the Back of the Yards neighborhood would be great example. "Founded on a model of closing waste, resource, and energy loops, The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic developme... #north-branch-river-works
I feel that given the state of chicago’s socioeconomic resume, and since a large majority of this cities income and equity derives from tourism and its own collection of tourist attractions i feel the most logical and profitable addition to the city would be a new building on north mendell street and west cortland. it would sport new sleeker architecture with photosynthetically conductive so... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
Idea posted on behalf of an Outreach Meeting 2 Attendee: Use the LEED-ND system to guide the redevelopment plans for the site and surrounding areas that are affected. What is LEED for Neighborhood Development? The joint venture, known as LEED for Neighborhood Development (or LEED-ND), is a system for rating and certifying green neighborhoods. LEED-ND builds on USGBC’s Leadership in Energ... #north-branch-river-works
Individuals, families and businesses don’t have access to real-time information about their energy consumption. On a micro scale, this data can help inform decisions ranging from changing the thermostat by one degree to large scale efficiency upgrades. On a macro scale, considerations such as balancing supply and demand come into play. Real-time feedback can help households to save money while ... #cost-savings #resource-use #renewable-energy #energy-efficiency #sustainability #building #infrastructure #energy
What i want to build in the empty space on north clybourn is a youth center for student’s so when they get out of school they can go inside to all types of programs just to stay out of trouble and stay occupied while their outside of school instead of being on the dangerous streets of chicago. for example it will have to provide a gym room a game room , lunch room ,studio room study hall, anyth... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
My idea is to put a theater in my neighborhood because there are many teenagers that love to hang out with friends or just chill around the area i know from experience from growing up in my area and there are no movie theaters in portage park there is a theater where they do plays but nobody really goes there plus the nearest movie theater to go to is outside the area and one of the theaters is... #regeneratechicagoneighborhoods #building
Light rail transit serves to move people long distances across the city, such as commuters from the suburbs to the city center. In contrast, trolleys or streetcars serve to move people within the city center. In a sense, trolleys are pedestrian enhancers. Columbus should continue to encourage development in its city center by building a trolley system. A first priority should be the High ... #forge-ahead
Consider an alternative configuration, maintaining the grid as illustrated above. In the recommended alternative, both Fayette and Spalding extend all the way from Adams Street to Water Street on the riverfront. By restoring the grid pattern, the parcel between Spalding and the Interstate, west of Washington, becomes available for possible development. #walking #land-use #infrastructure #street #building #bicycling
Great ideas live throughout the community and are often the brainchild of users. Methods to improve energy efficiency are no exception. Crowdsourcing is a tool used to tap into the brainpower of a group of people, rather than turning to industry experts or professionals. A crowdsource platform should be developed to collect ideas around improving energy efficiency. These ideas can then be teste... #sustainability #cost-savings #energy-efficiency #energy #idea-generation #crowdsource #walking #building #bicycling #housing #land-use #preservation #street #transit #infrastructure
I would love to see more use of the east tower's space or the unrelated LL space for some yoga. The roof would be an awesome venue during warmer months. Many other buildings in River North and the loop offer a weekly/monthly yoga/Pilates class for their residents and I think it would be a great opportunity to meet your neighbors through achieving better health! #marina-city-forum
The Calumet Fisheries Environs is an open plot of abandoned land behind the famous Calumet Fishery shack. Unlike most restaurants, this store's customers buy their smoked fish and french fries inside the shack and proceed to eat in their cars. There is but one run-down picnic bench outside the store, overlooking the river at 95th. However, this plot of land could be turned into a pocket park, w... #water #park #land-use
A large public park with a large safe public playground highlighting the industrial feel of Peoria with water features such as a splash pad for the summer and an open area for ice skating rink for the winter. Repurpose the able structures of existing buildings (Joes Crab Shack, New Amsterdam) for covered awnings for food trucks, vendors, and other events. #water #park #land-use
With the red line south extension, an opportunity exist to bring together many transportation facilities in one location. kensington station could be a hub for high speed rail, amtrak, south shore line, metra electric, cta rail, cta bus, megabus, pace bus, greyhound and more. the land south east of the kensington station is open and has easy access to the highway. by bringing together many op... #building
Establish a position in the City’s planning department for a town architect or a committee for architectural review. The individual(s) that would serve would be skillful practitioners and talented in design. #governance #preservation #public-space #land-use #infrastructure #park #street #housing #building
Join us as we discuss the opportunities and developments taking place on the South Side under the broader umbrella of Tourism and how we can use "Cultural Economic Development" to socially and economically develoment pur communities. #small-business-development #economic-development #bicycling #walking #street #water #housing #building #park #transit #preservation #public-space #land-use #infrastructure
Near North Unity Program (NNUP) seeks to connect residents and stakeholders in our diverse community, enhance its growth, and improve the quality of life by building upon local strengths through planning, organizing and human development.
We are a neighborhood building company made up of planners, designers, educators & technologists that create tools that empower citizens to play an active role in making positive change happen in the places they love. We do this by improving the ways in which we (i) educate citizens about the elements that make up their neighborhood & the processes they can be a part of in order to improve it; ...
Forge Columbus strengthens community business in Columbus. We invest in entrepreneurs who want to build a better city by providing business services, access to capital, and promotion of their community mission to a local and national audience. Our work creates jobs, improves neighborhoods, and puts the unemployed back to work.
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) helps create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop, and get around. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique and authentic. CNU's mission is to help build those places.
LISC Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier. Established in 1980, LISC Chicago's flagship program, the New Communities Program, supports quality-of-life planning in low-moderate income neighborhoods, and provides a suite of resources to build resilient neighborhood networks.
The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter is a nonprofit membership driven organization that advances buildings and communities that are sustainable, prosperous and healthy. We achieve this through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
The small placemaking agency that builds and implements big community Identity systems. Transforming neighborhoods and business districts with public Art installations that reaffirm community Identity.
LUCHA was founded in 1982 by residents of Humboldt Park, West Town and Logan Square to combat displacement and preserve affordable housing in the community. Since its founding, LUCHA has helped more than 68,000 low-to-moderate income families rent decent and affordable housing, obtain Section 8 rental assistance, purchase good homes, improve dilapidated buildings, make emergency repairs, obtai...