Midweek Video: How Chicago Built an Amazing Lake Shore


The story of how Chicago got its famed waterfront lakeshore parks is a true saga with a series of battles and efforts. Wealthy elites, railroads, legal cases, swindlers, World’s Fair, and others all were part of the efforts. And today, there are new efforts to rethink how portions of the park system will function in the future.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.