Chicago. Wonderful architecture and a great architectural 'culture'.
There's the prominent Chicago Architecture Foundation that actually ... gulp ... celebrates their Chicago school building with public tours and displays. Heck, the Chicago Tribune even has an architecture columnist and blog !
The Trib has a year-in-review series noting both the best in Chicago architecture and design for 2010 as well as the worst.
(Also see 'Do We Dare Squander' which I wrote after visiting the Chicago Architecture Foundation in 2008).
Chicago: Cabrini-Green and the Bean
Urban Nation’s road trip finishes up in Chicago, where we examine the demolition of the Cabrini-Green housing project, and the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millenium Park, and how they both teach us the same lesson about urban policy.