Equitable Procurement: Walking the Talk

Smaller and newer firms, particularly those that qualify as “disadvantaged”, benefit from increased transparency throughout the procurement process. We are also more likely to team with peer W/M/DBE firms, expanding access to contracts for a wider pool of firms.

Bilingual and Bicultural Engagement: Translation is Just the Beginning

Bilingual and bicultural engagement will look different depending on the community and the predominant languages spoken there. As a Mexican immigrant, my experience and expertise are based on Spanish-English engagement. The strategies and lessons shared below are from that perspective and may be applicable to other bilingual communities.

Uri Pachter Joins MUSE // Market Analysis, the MUSE way

Uri Pachter Joins MUSE // Market Analysis, the MUSE way

Series Replay: MUSE’s Candid COVID Conversations

As we approach the first 100 days since the beginning of States taking precautions with Stay at Home policies due to the COVID – 19 pandemic,…

Recapping our Evanston Event Intersecting Climate, Housing, and Equity

Do you care about climate change? Affordable housing? Racial and social equity? MUSE certainly does, and we also…

Divvy South Side Profile: David Peterson, Pullman Resident + Advocate

Have you heard? Chicago’s beloved bike share system, Divvy, is finally expanding to the entirety of the city….

Mayor Lightfoot Holds Vision Zero West Side Press Conference

The MUSE team spent much of last summer building relationships, doing outreach for, and planning engagement activities across…

#WHM2019: April Hughes

Owner and managing principal of HPZS, an architecture & sustainable preservation firm, April Hughes designed her first building…

#WHM2019: Hildy Kingma

As Director of Economic Development and Planning, Hildy Kingma is on a mission to make the Village of…