Chicagoland's Best Public Place? Explore and Vote!

by crandell | 08/11/2009

The Metropolitan Planning Council has been on the hunt this summer for the best public place in Chicagoland. They've compiled over 50 photos and videos of people’s favorite public places and now they want you to vote for the best at http://www.placemakingchicago.com/places (deadline for voting is Sept. 14).

They've also created a handy Google Map to make it easier for you to explore interesting places to visit in the region, many of which are accessible by foot, bike or transit. Google offers directions by public transit for CTA and Metra to help you find your way.


View "What Makes Your Place Great?" Contest Sites in a larger map


Thanks for the plug, Lee! We

Thanks for the plug, Lee! We hope people who are "stay-cationing" this year will check out some of the awesome places in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We were pleased that many are accessible via transit. If you have a favorite, be sure to vote!