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Placemaking is Local Terraforming

Placemaking is Local Terraforming

Science fiction novels often talk about terraforming where astronauts and space travelers remake an inhospitable asteroid or moon into a beautiful paradise. Some people have taken advantage of the downside of the recession to try some local terraforming on vacant lots and vacant buildings. Through the “Space in Between” contest, sponsored by the nonprofit Metropolitan Planning […]

Cast Your Vote on Chicagoland’s Best ‘Undiscovered’ Public Place

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Cast Your Vote on Chicagoland’s Best ‘Undiscovered’ Public Place

Vote for your favorite place in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana, now through Sept. 10, at PlacemakingChicago.com.

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Where is Chicagoland’s Best Public Place?

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Last year’s winners of the Placemaking Chicagoland contest on Chicago Tonight Show. Many of the area’s most cherished public spaces are tucked away in the hearts of neighborhoods, known only to local residents. This summer, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and Chicago Architecture Foundation(CAF) want to shine a spotlight on these special places through the “What Makes […]

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