CN September 15 2016

We take a step back today to attempt a look at the big picture. And our guide is Daniel Kay Hertz, proprietor of the City Notes blog. 

What are the big problems facing Chicago to which we’re not paying attention? De-densification, for example. What are the big changes happening in Chicago that are flying under the radar? How about fascinating population shifts as lots of Chicagoans move to the suburbs (yes, that’s still a thing) and other groups fill in the vacant spots?

And what’s the future of the Loop Link Transitway? Is it succeeding? What happened to the Ashland Bus Rapid transit? Will the CTA ever build that Red Line extension to 13oth? Can Metra save the suburbs from themselves? He’s an avowed bus fan, and he laments the falling numbers for Chicago’s bus system.

Daniel Hertz is a City Nerd. He studies data, maps and trends. And he shares his insights with us, for almost an hour. If you love discussions about urban policy and planning in Chicago and the region, this show’s for you.

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About Ken

Ken's the host of Chicago Newsroom. A former news director, reporter and radio program host, he's also a past Vice President of the Chicago Headline Club.
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