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Urban Innovation Symposium 2013

February 8, 2013, 8 p.m.

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Catawampus Gallery 1579 North Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor (in the Flat Iron building)

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MPC's Abby Crisostomo will be speaking at the evening PechaKucha® event.

There are as many aspects to sustainability as there are faces among Chicago residents. On Friday, February 8th, 2013, the Urban Innovation Symposium will explore those aspect by bringing together a diverse group of pioneering professionals for a series of presentations on innovative approaches to making cities more sustainable. The third annual Urban Innovation Symposium is a two–part, day–long event organized by the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

The symposium’s daytime session, held at UIC, will focus on the topic of sustainability. Presenters from across the region will provide insights into cutting-edge approaches to sustainability in the realms of transportation, finance and social enterprise, food systems, and the environment.

At the evening event, a series of short presentations will be delivered at Catawampus Gallery in Wicker Park using the fast-moving, visually-oriented PechaKucha®  format. This event will offer a more informal atmosphere where attendees can take part in one-on-one discussions while enjoying refreshments, including complimentary beer and wine.

Daytime Event
9:00am to 2:30pm
UIC Campus: 
        Student Center East, Room 302 (750 S. Halsted)
        Directions 
Morning Session: (schedule confirmed)
9:00a Welcome
9:10a Keynote: Gabe KleinChicago Dept of Transp.
9:45a David Leopold, CDOT (Streetscapes)
10:10a Bob Newport, Environmental Protection Agency
10:45a Jerry Mead-Lucero, PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization)
11:10a Naomi Davis, Blacks in Green
11:35a Social Enterprise Panel:
   Rowan Richards, The Stewards Market
   Romy Gingras, Gingras Global
12:25p - 1:00p Lunch Break (not provided)

Afternoon Session:
1:00p Planning Toward a Sustainable Food System Panel 
    Harry Rhodes, Growing Home
    Brad Roback, City of Chicago (Sustainable Econ Dev)
    Orrin Williams, Center for Urban Transformation
1:45p Incubator Farming in Chicago Panel 
   Harry Rhodes, Growing Home
   Martha Boyd, Angelic Organics Learning Center
   Kelly Larsen, Windy City Harvest 
   Patsy Benveniste, Chicago Botanic Gardens

Evening Event: PechaKucha® Night*
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Catawampus Gallery
        1579 North Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor 
        (in the Flat Iron building)        
Confirmed Presenters:
Steve Vance, Grid Chicago
Rebecca Geissler, Chicago Transit Authority
Mike Kowski, Village of Tinley Park
Abby Crisostomo, Metropolitan Planning Council
Rowan Richards, The Stewards Market
Chris Choi, Environmental Protection Agency

Register here: http://www.uppsa.org/uis-2013.html


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