Case Studies

Our work with clients takes many forms and reflects an integrated approach to public strategy in communication.  The case studies here represent a small sampling of our work, organized by issue, rather than narrowly defined in terms of specific communication deliverables.

Area of Work: Community Policing
Area of Work: Community Policing

Challenge: Take the concept of community policing and translate into an organizational infrastructure seated in every community in Chicago.

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Area of Work: Housing
Area of Work: Housing

Challenge: To create awareness of the Department of Housing (now Department of Community Development) as an entity that serves a broad spectrum of Chicagoans and their need for rental and homeownership opportunities and help.

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Area of Work: Housing Preservation
Area of Work: Housing Preservation

Challenge: To create a program that would provide recognition of the Historic Chicago Bungalow and in doing so encourage citizen purchase and rehab of bungalows in Chicago’s Historic Bungalow neighborhoods.

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Area of Work: Recycling
Area of Work: Recycling

Challenge: To re-energize Chicago’s recycling program and increase involvement among all neighborhoods and sectors of the city.

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Area of Work: Assisted Rental Housing
Area of Work: Assisted Rental Housing

Challenge: To create awareness to ensure a diverse and broad applicant pool for the Wait List Lottery through which those seeking housing assistance in the private market could find help through the Federal HCV program.

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Area of Work: Community Development
Area of Work: Community Development

Challenge: A continuing aspect of our work for more than twenty years, we have been perhaps the nation’s leading firm in creating awareness of the field of community development and in helping to create the tools that allow it to flourish – most notably the creation of and winning of permanent status for the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit and similar sister programs.

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Area of Work: Housing Sales
Area of Work: Housing Sales

Challenge: Within the context of a weak housing market, find a way to sell homes in which the City of Chicago has an investment.

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Area of Work: Housing Development
Area of Work: Housing Development

Challenge: After more than 30 years of success as Chicago’s oldest – and one of the nation’s earliest – models for ethnically diverse and mixed income rental housing, Atrium Village is ready for a change.

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