L-Evated Chicago

L-Evated Chicago is a partnership of organizations committed to transforming the half-mile radius around transit stations into hubs of opportunity and connection across our region’s vast transit system. L-Evated Chicago views station areas as the optimal locations for planning, programming, urban design and development to converge to address the region’s deeply rooted disparities in racial equity, public health and climate resiliency. With support from SPARCC, L-Evated Chicago will transform decision-making structures so that low-income residents and people of color strengthen their power and influence, and so that values of equity, health and climate resilience are embedded in development outcomes. The initial work in four pivotal communities will guide and inform a longer-term commitment to scale this model regionally.