Posts Tagged ‘chicago community’

On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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City Gardens

Chicago’s once beautiful Near West Side has been a challenging neighborhood since 1968 when much of the area was destroyed during the King riots. As with other such areas there continues to be a critical need for safe family housing that offers choice and a sense of place and community identity so children and families…

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“Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum”

Archer Courts Townhomes and Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative are featured in Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum. The Vernacular Architecture Forum is an organization that is “dedicated to the appreciation and study of ordinary buildings and landscapes.” In June 2015, the Vernacular Architecture Forum met in Chicago and got “Out of the Loop” to explore Chicago’s…

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Parks for All? Affordable housing battles rising rents along Chicago’s newest park.

Check out The Architect’s Newspaper article featuring “Tierra Linda,” a Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) project, that consists of 43 units of affordable housing near The 606, Chicago’s new linear park and bike corridor. The article includes an interview with Charlene Andreas, LUCHA’s Director of Building Development and LBBA principal, Catherine Baker. “We’re serving…

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Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Receives ULI Vision Award

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Vision Awards honor projects and programs in Chicago that exemplify success in the development process. Projects with exemplary construction, economic viability, marketing, management, and design were recognized on Wednesday, June 3 at the Redmoon Theater. Rebuild Foundation, Brinshore Development and Landon Bone Baker had the honor of receiving an award for…

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American Theater Company Presents: “The Project(s)”

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, April 24-June 21, 2015. Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s) innovatively combines documentary theater with a cappella…

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Theaster Gates and LBBA Brainstorm for the Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative during Chicago Ideas Week

Hey creative brains, start firing your synapses– October 10-16 is Chicago Ideas Week! CIW will bring 100 of the world’s top speakers together for labs and discussions with Chicago’s best thinkers to create an ecosystem of innovation, exploration, and intellectual recreation. Theaster Gates, artist, planner and founder of Dorchester Projects and the Rebuild Foundation, partnered…

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Westhaven Park Phase llC

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The transformation of The Henry Horner Homes, now known as Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community that blends seamlessly into the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. The architecture design team is both Landon Bone Baker Architects and Johnson & Lee Architects who worked together to help provide architectural diversity across the site, while focusing on…

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Hansberry Square

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The first phase of Legends South consists of 181 CHA, affordable, and market rate rental residential units (Hansberry Square) and 73 home ownership residential units (Hansberry Homes) on a site of approximately 11.5 acres is located on the South Side of Chicago, bounded by 40th Street, Root Street, State Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway.…

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