August 12, 2009

Vote for me! (or should I say, my photo…)

Filed under: Community Outreach,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , — lidia @ 1:37 pm

View from south end of lakefront trailMy entry for Placemaking Chicago’s “What Makes Your Place Great?” contest made it to the final voting round!

Click here to vote. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for my photo of the south end of the lakefront bike trail (shown at right). Voting runs through Sept. 14. Thanks for your vote!

July 23, 2009

What's your favorite "great place" in Chicago?

Filed under: Community Outreach,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , — lidia @ 11:44 pm
View from south end of lakefront trail

South end of Chicago lakefront trail

Is there a park or other public space in your neighborhood that you love? Perhaps you pass a special place on your way to work every day? Nominate it in Placemaking Chicago’s “What Makes Your Place Great?” contest. See examples of some of the special places people have already nominated.  It’s a great way to think local and support your community.

As PlacemakingChicago says:

Great places define our lives. They inspire us, relax us, encourage us to sit and talk awhile with our neighbors. From plazas to beaches, street corners to playgrounds, Chicagoland is a patchwork of thousands of great neighborhood places.

Hurry, the contest ends on Monday, July 27th!