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The Chicago Department of Planning and Development Wants You!

In an effort to celebrate and reconfirm Chicago’s unique architectural and urban design legacy, DPD is establishing the Committee on Design (COD).

The COD will foster design innovation, promote projects that create thoughtful places, push the envelope of sustainability, and encourage collaboration and engagement with the public and other city departments and agencies through an open, peer review process.

Members of the COD are expected to be highly experienced, well-regarded individuals in their field, with at least 15 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • Architecture

  • Community development

  • Engineering

  • Fine art

  • Landscape architecture

  • Preservation

  • Public art

  • Urban design

  • Urban planning

Applicants to the Committee on Design should be able to demonstrate a history of peer reviewed design excellence. Applicants must also be residents of the City of Chicago.

The COD will meet monthly, either virtually or at City Hall. Members of the COD will initially serve a pilot term of two years.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 14. Additional information is available at Questions and comments should be directed to



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