December 18, 2017

We talk with Nicole Vasquez, founder of The Shift, about coworking offices serving as the community centers of our time.

November 14, 2017

How can cities use data for social good, who can make sense of it all, and how?

October 30, 2017

For our workshop this week we welcomed Dennis Mondero, Executive Director at Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) and Jenni Han, President of their Board of Directors, who shared the history of CMMA as well as some of the current work that their organization does serv...

October 16, 2017

Do you ever wonder what high schoolers are up to these days? They’re just taking #selfies and dabbing on Snapchat right?  Well, maybe a little bit, but during the past City Open Workshop meeting, Helen Slade, Executive Director of Territory NFP, shared how design think...

October 7, 2017

City Open Workshop convened in Uptown on October 7th for a tour of the neighborhood to better understand the area and look for design-based project opportunities. We started at Bridgeview Bank, looked at the Broadway Street redevelopment and Uptown Theater. We then con...

September 18, 2017

We had a great start of the Fall season — Andrew Balster, Executive Director of Archeworks (our host organization) joined us and shared their Healthy Food Access Project focused in Altgeld Gardens /  Riverdale communities.

Altgeld Gardens is a neighborhood in the R...

June 5, 2017

For our final session of the Spring season, OTIS Fresh Farm and Urban Innovation Center teams presented their final work. Both projects located in Bronzeville—one focused on urban agriculture (led by founder Steve Hughes), and the other one on integrating technology-tr...

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