Understanding Walkability in Chicago Neighborhoods

Institute for Housing Studies   (Chicago)

December 2020

The Institute for Housing Policy is collaborating with local partners in Chicago to identify changing community needs and new priorities that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent racial justice protests. One project focuses on understanding how these events have changed perceptions and priorities for ongoing walkability initiatives around key transit hubs located in East Garfield Park, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, Woodlawn, Logan Square, Little Village, and North Lawndale. Data and information from this survey will be used to develop a data framework to support equitable local COVID-19 response and recovery efforts related to resident mobility and walkable communities.

The project is funded as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Using Data to Inform Local Decisions on COVID-19 Response & Recovery"  program