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Ravenswood Tour to Emphasize ‘People Over Cars’

The Ravenswood Community Council is hosting a workshop for the American Planning Association, and using the neighborhood as an example of how to make old and new coexist.

Architects from around the country are touring Ravenswood Sunday to learn how the neighborhood’s kept its historic feel, but added sustainability and development.

The Ravenswood Community Council is hosting a workshop for the American Planning Association’s National Conference. Architects, engineers and public officials will be walking through Ravenswood from the Irving Park Brown Line Station to Lawrence Avenue.

“This tour will focus on the juxtaposition of modern day Ravenswood Avenue as a Creative Corridor, compared with the historic Ravenswood Avenue,” according to a release from the RCC. “Attendees will be able to see a community that has successfully established itself as a walkable, human scale neighborhood that was built before the automobile, and emphasizes people over cars.”

The workshop will focus on preservation, sustainability and transit-oriented development. Speakers include the RCC executive Director Charles Daas and Ward 47 Transportation Planner Bill Higgins. 

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