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SOLD OUT! Living with Water: Designing for Wetter Weather and Cleaner Rivers


Aging stormwater infrastructure, expanding paved surfaces and more frequent and intense rainfall are challenges we face in our quest to harmonize the built and natural environments throughout Chicago. Managed poorly, water overwhelms existing sewers, floods homes and contaminates our waterways. Managed well, water supports ecosystems in a vibrant urban landscape. It takes actions and investments, small and large, to prepare us for wet-weather events, improve water quality in our rivers and lake and build resilient communities.

Water is key to a thriving Chicago. How are we designing places and ecosystems to ensure a future in which water is an asset to Chicago? Join MPC and our partners for a panel discussion to hear diverse perspectives on how good design can help us better co-exist with water in the future.

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Tickets are $7 for MPC donors and CAF members, $10 for students (with a valid student ID), and $15 for members of the general public.


This program is jointly hosted by CAF and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and coincides with MPC’s River Edge Ideas Lab exhibit. 

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About Chicago’s River Edge Ideas Lab

The River Edge Ideas Lab is an initiative of and curated by the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development in collaboration with the Metropolitan Planning Council and funded by the Driehaus Foundation, Comcast, Related Midwest, and The 601W Companies.