Changing Course: Revitalizing the Chicago River

Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza (West Point Ballroom)

Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza (West Point Ballroom), 350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654
  • 2013
  • Apr 3
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Come hear the Healthy Water Solutions coalition, NRDC, Studio Gang Architects, Great Lakes Commission, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative chat about the call to restore the natural divide between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins, the benefits of hydroseparation, and the invasive Asian Carp.

Have your first two drinks on us! Appetizers will also be provided.

Speakers

      • Joel Brammeier
      • Alliance for the Great Lakes
      • Claire Cahan
      • Studio Gang Architects
      • Henry Henderson
      • Natural Resources Defense Council
      • Tim Eder and Dave Ullrich
      • Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
5:00PM Hot and cold appetizers served, including a special treat of fried Asian carp. Socialize, drink, and network with young professionals and environmentalists!
6:00PM Joel Brammeier from the Alliance for the Great Lakes kicks off the night by explaining what Healthy Water Solutions does and our mission for clean water, healthy economies and ecosystems, and modern water infrastructure in Illinois
6:10PM Henry Henderson of NRDC explains Jeanne Gang's work with the Chicago River, and introduces Claire Cahan of Studio Gang Architects
6:15PM Claire Cahan presents the revitalized vision of the Chicago River, and explains how hydroseparation plays a key role
6:35PM Tim Eder and Dave Ullrich present the benefits of separating and restoring of the natural divide between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes basins
6:50PM Closing statements, questions, and comments
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