Urban design is where a city's form and function converge. By implementing well-conceived design principles, communities are not only beautifying their streets, they are encouraging their neighborhoods to operate better, safer and more efficiently. As the Chicago Region anticipates its nearly 3 million new residents, urban design will be increasingly important. The sooner our public, private and non-profit sectors start working together to this end – under a single community vision – the better our region will be in 2040 and beyond.
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