The editors at Green Building & Design (gb&d) are gearing up for the AIA National Convention (#AIACon14) and decided to put together a neighborhood guide for attendees of the annual architecture conference.

After all, this is Chicago; there’s more to the city than downtown.

As Zurich Esposito told the magazine in its May/June issue, a big push for AIA Chicago is to get attendees out into Chicago’s numerous neighborhoods, to help them see the city’s diversity of design and culture.

To that end, gb&d staff and contributors selected five things to eat, drink, or do in 18 different neighborhoods, including Logan Square, Uptown, Andersonville, and Garfield Park, grouped along CTA train lines for easy access.

It was a great way to share the magazine’s favorite places with the international audience that will descend on Chicago over the next four days.

If you live in Chicago, you should definitely check it out. This is a great city, architecturally and otherwise. There’s always a new neighborhood to explore.

Bon voyage.