Hub cities

Date Published: June 14, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.

 Chicago has...

  • 237 square miles of land
  • An estimated 2,695,598 residents
  • Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums
  • More than 200 theaters
  • Nearly 200 art galleries
  • More than 7,300 restaurants
  • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods
  • 26 miles of lakefront
  • 15 miles of bathing beaches
  • 36 annual parades
  • 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths
  • 552 parks


Chicago has embraced the concept of “New Urbanism”, and is committed to providing opportunities for residents to live, work and play in an environment that is healthy, sustainable and economically viable. Uraia provides an opportunity to both share our experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Chicago seeks to implement technology any time it improves the lives of the residents of the City.

"A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates good-paying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle." - Mayor Rahm Emanuel