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Chicago's Winning 'Alter-Ego'

Some may beg to differ, but the city of Chicago needs some love. The sustained and troubling violence engulfing the city for far too long now hasn't relented much. It's produced a large black eye on this Midwestern burgh. It's not the be-all and end-all of what transpires there: The bad news eclipses solid humanitarian actions occurring every day. As you peel back the onion, you find a trove of positive developments, er, redevelopments. The smart growth brand of re-developments. Todd Vanadilok, senior planner with Teska & Associates, a community planning, landscape, architecture and urban design firm based in Evanston, Ill., got the ball rolling in this issue by spotlighting "Taste of Thai Town," which opened in July 2015 as a new restaurant in the former 17th District Chicago Police Station. It's a compelling read. After sitting vacant for years, "a visionary concept was crafted to pursue an adaptive reuse…Log In to Read Full Article

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