Our end of season tradition includes a social gathering – this time we ventured to Skylark in Pilsen. We took this also as an opportunity to participate in this year's On the Table, this city-wide series of small community meetings organized by the Chicago Community Trust. In this edition, we were tasked with writing a Memo to the Mayor. Since this Spring season was dedicated to learn, exchange and advocate for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), our memos focused on this topic.
At our last workshop we had a double feature – (1) Amanda Scotese, founder of Chicago Detours joined us to share her ideas about Tourism as Placemaking; additionally, we were intrigued by the recent announcement by the Pritzker Traubert Foundation of the (2) Chicago Prize, a competition to award $10 million to a community project this summer, and decided to engage our participants with experience in grant writing to share an overview, insights and advice about this topic – a