Monday, October 20, 2008

Money and Politics in Zoning -- Who Would Have Thought?

The Chicago Tribune has a remarkable series of stories based on an investigation into Chicago zoning practices.  From their summary:

In an unprecedented investigation, the Tribune analyzed a decade of zoning changes to detail how real estate interests have funneled millions of dollars to the aldermen who dictate what can be built. The series has examined how aldermen ignore city planners and frustrated residents as they frequently permit new and bigger buildings that leave neighbors in their shadows.

Ben Barros

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