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  • Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty
    No one who knows anything about the way Chicago works expects the Chicago Plan Commission on Monday to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to transfer parkland to the city if the Barack Obama presidential library and museum lands here.
  • Public parks are sacred

    Without open, clear and free public parks, Chicago would be an oppressive place to live. The world-class cities of the world boast world-class public parks.   In the late 1800s, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of the parks,...

    Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...

    5 ideas: How the Obama library could enhance Chicago's historic parks

    5 ideas: How the Obama library could enhance Chicago's historic parks
    The University of Chicago's proposal to locate the Obama presidential library in or adjacent to Jackson or Washington parks on the South Side is an opportunity to improve and revitalize these historic parks and their surrounding communities and...

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Guilford

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Guilford
    Location: North-central Baltimore City, partially bounded by Charles Village to the south, Loyola/Notre Dame to the north and York Road to the east. Average home listing price: $610,000 in 2013, says Tom Hobbs, president of the Guilford Association....