Park projects highlight inequality

By Meg Rauch

Urbs in horto… Latin for “City in a Garden” has been Chicago’s motto for almost 200 years. The city recently added Maggie Daley Park in the Loop to its more than 8100 acres of parkland, and many hope the Obama Presidential Library will soon become another crown jewel in the city park system. While these two projects will bolster the surrounding neighborhoods, they also highlight how many struggling neighborhoods in Chicago desperately need the economic opportunities these projects can bring.