Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, March 07, 2014

"Chicagoland": special 8-part series on CNN debuts tonight at 10pm (EST)

Update:  Very good piece, "Welcome to Chicagoland," by Urbanophile on the issues raised by the show, in terms of it being scripted and showing a particular "reality" that leaves a lot out, attention on the mayor and the city, and the issues faced by the city being somewhat resistant to the star power of any one person, no matter how politically gifted they may be.

On the city under Mayor Emanuel.  Crime, closing schools, economy, public finance, pension crisis, etc.

-- "Rahm Emanuel: Mayor America," Financial Times
-- Chicago Tribune review
-- CNN "Chicagoland" website

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