Whenever civic leaders set out to tackle a problem, they first create a plan.
"The problem is, we've got lots of plans," LISC Chicago executive director Susana Vasquez told a City Club of Chicago audience recently. "It takes more than a plan to execute a vision."
Vasquez admits having participated in her fair share of plans — about two per year — during her decade in various roles at LISC, a nonprofit that helps poor neighborhoods, often through loans for the construction of affordable housing.
So what does Vasquez think are Chicago's most important but unfulfilled plans? What ideas are gathering dust in a...