Shared History: The Mecca Flat Revealed at IIT Architecture

Yesterday, I attended an event at The IIT College of Architecture celebrating the recent recovery of architectural elements and artifacts from the Mecca Flat — the historic residential building which previously occupied the site of Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall. The program was entitled “Shared History: The Mecca Flat Revealed at IIT […]

Retail as Community Hubs: Jane Jacobs and I Agree!

For many years, I’ve thought that retail was the most important and interesting form of real estate, because it generates so much foot traffic and colorful pedestrian activity. I’m saying that as someone who spent years working in the real estate business, but I’ve come across a short piece written by Jane Jacobs in 1956. We […]

#Jane’s WalkCHICAGO: South Chicago, End to End

  Join volunteers with Health Leads Chicago for a unique Jane’s Walk as we meet with two leaders in the neighborhood. We’ll begin at St. Michael’s Church on 83rd Street at 1PM this Saturday, May 2nd. After showing us around its facilities, Father Andrew Torma will discuss St. Michael’s place in the community. While maintaining […]