Fall 2020 – Workshop #2: Community and Design Facilitation

[Video] [Agenda + Notes] [Slides] I'm always blown away by the enthusiasm and love of this city that each person brings to City Open. This season is already gunning as we and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) team prepare for the fast-approaching community meetings in October for the Rogers Park Corridor Development Initiative (CDI). Read up on the previous Workshop #1 and our site visit last Saturday here. Image description: City Open Workshop participants gather on a shaded sidewalk next to the Hellow Howard Gardens to learn about the site’s context within the Roger’s Park neighborhood. We opened with a debriefing of the walking tour of Hello Howard Garden and the surrounding area to

Fall 2020 – Site visit: Get to know Rogers Park

We met at the corner of Howard and Ashland ready for a site visit of Hello Howard Garden in Rogers Park, hoping to contextualize the Rogers Park Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) and hear more specifically what the community and aldermanic office of the 49th Ward are looking for in the public Request for Proposals of the two city-owned lots the gardens sit on. Huge shoutout to our guides, 49th Ward Director of Economic & Community Development Torrence Gardner and Program Director of Communities Partnering for Peace (CP4P) Ralph Edwards, who generously shared their knowledge of the site, the neighborhood and its residents. Image description: City Open attendees and our tour guides pose fo

Fall 2020– Workshop #1: What is a Corridor Development Initiative?

We kicked-off City Open Workshop Fall 2020 – we are excited to be collaborating this season with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) team and supporting the Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) in Rogers Park. As we edit and publish our session notes on this session, please see session video below. Documentation materials for this session available in these links: Agenda + Notes (Google Doc)​ Presentation (Google Slides) MPC has worked with the City on previous CDI’s such as Woodlawn and Logan Square. These initiatives use a series of interactive, public workshops to provide community input for both the City, to help inform Request for Proposals (RFP), and incoming developers. The Roger

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