Urbanist's guide to Chicago

Chicago Intro ・ Dec 4, 2018

Chicago urbanist

Things to do, places to go

  • It's been said that Chicago's Neighborhood Parks is one of the 10 parks that changed America. In the late 19C, the two designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux executed that vision in a system of smaller neighborhood parks that serve better for immigrants and working-class people in Chicago.

  • Downtown Chicago is beautiful — but once you take the stairs to go down to the ground, you see the completely different landscape of underground space of the city. There are hidden restaurants and bars & clubs, and it's quite fun for urban adventurers.

  • It's quite interesting to learn how Chicago sold one of its skyways to the private sector. Chicago sold the Chicago Skyway for $1.8 billion


Overall, I think these videos are the best introduction for urbanists;

_[Chicago's Geography Advantage](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyuZi9fHC4Y) by City Beautiful_

Chicago and St. Louis Compared by Mr. Beat