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 […]

Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Historic District In the Context of Urban Resurgence

Edgewater was once a quiet suburban enclave developed in 1886 by Lake Michigan alongside a burgeoning railroad, now the CTA’s Red Line. It is currently one of Chicago’s densest and most diverse communities with almost 1/3 of its population born in a foreign land; there are 3 national historic districts including Bryn Mawr, which is […]