Welcome to City Open Living
What models and communities can inspire and energize City Open to grow as as an organization?
City Open began in 2016 with the desire to combine policy and design to give Chicago communities visioning, tools and vocabulary to bring their projects to life. Over time, it has evolved into an amazing network of designers, policy planners, data scientists and many more.
City Open Workshop is interested in gathering interested designers to assist local Illinois small businesses, restaurants and governments in exploring opportunities to leverage more of our outdoor space for recreation, entertainment and commerce. Instead of summer group meetings, we will offer summer Wednesday office hours in June and July for small businesses in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association and be forming a special summer working group. If you are interested in joining, please email