Community Redevelopment in Chicago, By Design

Beyond Chicago’s gleaming downtown, how important is good architecture and design in our neighborhoods, particularly when it comes to redeveloping depressed communities? 

And what about the harm done by bad design?

On Monday, Phil Ponce speaks with Kim Coventry, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, which sponsors the annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design; Peter Landon, a principal at Landon Bone Baker, an architecture firm that won a Driehaus prize this year and is known for its community-based work; and Dennis Rodkin, residential real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business. 

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