Posts Tagged ‘lbba community workshop’

On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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bikeLab Presentations

bikeLab interns posing mid jump with Chicago skyline

Please join bikeLAB for a presentation and conversation about bike and biker friendly housing in Humboldt Park. This summer, a group of four high school interns at Landon Bone Baker Architects spent six weeks doing research and designing repair stations and indoor and outdoor bike storage areas for LUCHA buildings. Now, we want to share…

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Internship Program to Create Bike- and Biker-Friendly Spaces around Humboldt Park

Group of bikers riding down street in Humboldt Park

We are excited to announce bikeLab as the 2016 LBBA Community Lab! In its 7th year, LBBA Labs hire high school students to research an issue facing a neighborhood and offer design recommendations through a current LBBA project. The focus of each Lab is developed in partnership with a community organization. For bikeLab, LBBA has partnered with the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) to design a…

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LBBA’s cityLab Studies Urban Design at Westhaven

LBBA Community Workshop is back! This summer’s “Lab” program is cityLab; a summer workshop that will study human interaction, environmental health, and the built environment at Westhaven, the replacement housing for Henry Horner Homes in Chicago’s Near West Side. For six weeks cityLab interns will observe and survey the site, interview residents, and use their…

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Chicago: City of Big Data Exhibition Opens at CAF

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new exhibition, Chicago: City of Big Data, is launching this Thursday, May 8! Data has become a 21st century design material, and CAF’s exhibit will show how each of us contribute to the way architects, planners, and designers build our cities. Through interactive displays, recreated sections of Chicago, and views into your…

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This Week: Visit cityLab at Spontaneous Interventions

LBBA Community Workshop is back! Our new Lab program, “cityLab,” studies pedestrian behavior at Parkside of Old Town, the former Cabrini-Green public housing site. Through a series of neighborhood and building analyses, five high school students and three college mentors will investigate: public vs. private spaces; retail and work space; recreation and green spaces; and…

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airlab2.0 smartluck schedule

Lunches will start at noon, followed by a presentation and short follow up activity All are welcome! please RSVP in advanced to July 11         Patrick Cunningham July 18         Angela Hurlock, Executive Director, Claretian Associates July 25         John Katrakis, JT Katrakis and Associates August 1       Andy Geer, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners August 8       Final…

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Shadelab Recognized on Public Interest Design

Public Interest Design (PID), a blog developed as a communications hub to grow interest in the public design movement, recognizes community activities related to good design. Shadelab, LBBA’s summer internship program from last year, has recently been acknowledged by PID for their efforts to environmentally assess and generate community interest in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.…

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What have you been doing this summer?

Seven talented high school students and student mentors have been studying the indoor air quality at Rosa Parks Apartments through the airLab program, headquartered here at Landon Bone Baker. We are approaching our final week of airLab next week. How time flies! We will be presenting our methodology, data and next steps on Wednesday, August…

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