New Chicago Blogs of Note

Grid Chicago reports on sustainable transportation in the city; The Steppes of Chicago takes an on-the-streets look at Chicago architecture.

* Steven Vance has long been one of my favorite Chicago bloggers, writing about biking and other transportation issues at Steven Can Plan. So I was excited to see that he’s launched a new project with John Greenfield of Vote With Your Feet: Grid Chicago, a blog about sustainable transportation. They’re off to a good start: here’s how bike lanes are made.

* Another one of my favorite Chicago blogs is Robert Powers’s A Chicago Sojourn; I like it not just because I share an interest in mid-century modern architecture, but because it’s a very democratic architecture blog. It’s as much about neighborhood and suburb architecture, the architecture people actually live, as about the famous architecture everyone knows. So I’m glad to see there’s a new blog in that vein: The Steppes of Chicago by Dan Kelly.

What do I mean by “democratic"? For example, here’s a two-part post about the history and architecture of a pumping station in Mayfair. It’s a pleasing change of pace from the usual downtown-centric focus of Chicago architecture writing.

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3 years ago
Posted by Beeper

Other awesome Chicago blogs - on history, art, religion & music. What else is there, really?

http://blog.chicagohistory.org/
by the staff of the Chicago History Museum

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-art-blog
the Chicago Art Blog

http://www.norsemyth.org/
by a Chicago-based scholar of Norse religion

http://www.chicagojamscene.com/
Chicago Jam Scene

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