Equitable transit-oriented development, or eTOD, is not a household term for most Chicagoans, but Requejo Carballo may very well change that. As the city’s staunchest supporter of accessible-to-all, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly developments close to public transit, he scored a big win last year when the transit-focused nonprofit he heads persuaded the developer of a 100-unit building with a choice location near the Blue Line in Logan Square to switch from luxury condos to affordable apartments. Requejo Carballo has a powerful ally in his mission: In 2019, the City of Chicago partnered with Elevated Chicago to adopt its own eTOD policy plan. Read more: How I Stood Up to Power