Future Cities, Now!

The people, places, innovations and ideas shaping the future of Chicago

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Illustration: Time Out/Tom Hislop

Let’s fast-forward. What will Chicago look like next year? In a decade’s time? In 2050? To predict what the future’s going to look like, we’re taking a look at the present. Here, we track the most innovative changes happening in the city right now—the people, places and things working towards a better future for Chicago.

Chicago is a life-size lab where we’re seeing better ways of working, playing, loving and living. The city is adapting to the times in ways impossible to imagine even just a few months ago, and here we’re bringing you a snapshot of those changes.

It’s time to take stock and take a stand: what kind of city do we want to live in? And which are the most exciting, most creative innovations emerging now, pointing the way to a better city of the future? It’s all here. This is Future Cities, Now!