September 25, 2019

 The 2nd workshop of this Fall was led by James Young and Mark Pomarico (both from Booth Hansen) who have been active participants in technical studies and advocacy work related to ADUs ordinance during the past year. This workshop focused on their research related to...

September 12, 2019

We kicked off our Spring season learning from Diane Limas, Maria Elena Sifuentes, Charisma Thapa from Communities United, Mary Rosenberg from Access Living, and Rachel Arfa from Equip for Equality, and discussed aspects of inclusion and disability in rel...

May 15, 2019

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 Tr...

May 8, 2019

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 Pr...

December 4, 2018

Andres Alvear and Janaya Crevier from MAPSCorps said that 20 and 30% of community assets are not included in data sets available when you purchase them. They are invisible.

Founded by Dr. Stacey Lindau  (University of Chicago) in 2009, started as query of what community...

November 20, 2018

Meera Raja from City Tech Collaborative visited us to share about CUT – Civic User Testing. Imagine becoming part of a club to provide feedback on different emerging technology products. Is the the ultimate democratization of solutions offered by both public and privat...

November 6, 2018

Photo: Chicago Tribune

Jerald Gary bought a 25,000 seat theater in 2014 – the Avalon Regal Theater, the largest theater in the Southside of Chicago. Located at the juncture of 79th Street, Stony Island and South Chicago Avenue, the Regal theater was active for over 75 y...

October 22, 2018

“We believe the crisis in journalism is an unprecedented opportunity to make more democratic media” was one of the opening slides from Andrea Hart and Harry Backlund, two of the four co-founders of City Bureau – a civic journalism organization based in the Southside, o...

October 8, 2018

Bo Rodda’s diverse background, experience and training in visual arts, industrial design and data analytics has given him unique collaboration opportunities – “we can’t make good decisions if we can’t see data – and we need all the people making decisions to see it as...

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