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13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

Japan Ambassador Looks To Expand Business In Illinois

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Governor Bruce Rauner is meeting with newly appointed Japan Ambassador to the U.S., Shinsuke Sugiyama. Rauner said Illinois is eager …

sugiyama

It Is A Federal Crime To Shoot Down A Drone, Says FAA

Just like shooting down other aircraft<p>It is a federal crime to shoot down aircraft, and this week, the FAA confirmed that that includes drones. This is great news for anyone who has a drone, and for anyone who doesn’t want errant bullets falling from the sky, and it’s bad news for anyone eager to …

1 suburban transit-oriented development sparkles, another's just dull — here's why

My column last Sunday about a graceless new apartment building in downtown Wilmette — a poor example of transit-oriented development, or TOD, which puts high-density housing near train stations — bought a strong response from readers in other Chicago suburbs: “Have you seen the transit-oriented …

Industrial buildings inside cities find new demand from e-commerce distributors

The Mid-City Industrial submarket near I-35W and Hwy. 280 is benefiting from a rejuvenation of old warehouses.

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Suburban transit-oriented development a fine idea, but Wilmette project fails to live up to suburb's high standard

For good reason, the concept of transit-oriented development is gaining in popularity among many suburbs. But they should be careful what they wish for. A case in point: an ungainly new apartment complex in north suburban Wilmette. It fails to live up to the high standard of architectural quality …

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

A stretch of road in France has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels as part of a government-backed initiative for renewable electricity generation.<p>It is estimated that even busy roads can “see” the sky 70-90% of the time.<p>The solar PV panels are coated in crushed glass and resin to make …

Helping Cities Find their DNA of Place

Daniel HintzStrong Towns member Daniel Hintz is making a serious impact in Northwest Arkansas. He was recently profiled in the Arkansas Democrat …

The public hates planners but it doesn't have to be that way.

Austin Maitland is a graduate student in urban planning at Rutgers University and shares a guest article today about bridging the gap between …

Why Parking Minimums Almost Destroyed My Hometown and How We Repealed Them

Monarch Mountain Coffee, saved from the wrecking ball (Source: Google Maps)I never thought about parking minimums until my favorite pizza place was …

Using Optical Illusions to Force Drivers to Pay Attention to the Road

Cities around the world are experimenting with the technique<p>A fishing town in Ísafjörður, Iceland is experimenting with a way to get drivers to pay …

Saving a seat for tech: Historic theater strives to set the stage for inclusion in booming neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — Janera Solomon was raised in Pittsburgh from the age of 10, and left after college to pursue a career in arts management before …

Just how far should Colorado go to lure Amazon’s HQ2? Debate over incentives, transparency intensifies.

As the early March deadline approaches for Colorado and 19 other finalists hoping to land Amazon’s second headquarters, the debate over whether they …

Walkability luring homebuyers to small town centers

Anyone who has been tormented by Atlanta’s traffic may have wished for the option of ditching the car, if at least for the evening or weekend. Yet …

The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040

What the kids of tomorrow can look forward to.<p>If you’re a new parent, or prone to abstract theorizing, you’ve probably spent some late nights …

Employment

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.<p>Esparza is a …

4 Easy Steps to Squash the "There's No Parking" Argument

Kalamazoo unveils economic development, affordable housing strategies

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners were left with a lot to think about Monday night.<p>A robust presentation from several department heads …

Michigan

When Does Politicians' Unethical Behavior Become a Crime?

Many years ago, I spent a morning in the Pima County courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., talking politics with Conrad Joyner, one of the county supervisors. …

Village of Tinley Park Illinois Government

Tinley Park police on Wednesday charged a 37-year-old Oak Forest man with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI-accident/death after a fatal car crash …

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Looking for 'city' living in the suburbs? Some are finding it in aging office parks

From the rooftop terrace of their new townhouse, Keisuke and Idalia Yabe take in their suburban Maryland neighborhood: a staid, 1970s-era office park of glass office buildings and concrete parking garages.<p>The Yabes say they have found the advantages of urban living in a shorter commute and the …

Urban Design

The walkable city

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a …

Urban Design

4 ways to make a city more walkable

Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his "general theory of walkability" -- four …

Retrofitting suburbia

Can we rebuild our broken suburbs? Ellen Dunham-Jones shares a vision of dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, and endless …

The Right Restaurant Can Spark Economic Development In Underserved Markets

National Retail View count:<p>April 30, 2017<p>Just as the right anchor can drive traffic to a struggling mall, a strong restaurant with an innovative …