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Urban Think & Drink

Debate and discuss how we shape our urban environment

Photo credit: Tricia Scully
MPC welcomed former Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein at a recent Urban Think & Drink.

This is the town that Burnham built, that shattered all expectations with its World’s Fair, unleashed Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, inspired Sandburg’s “city of big shoulders” and Sinclair’s The Jungle, where stark inequalities birthed Addams’ settlement house, and where thronging masses cheered on the nation’s first African-American president one balmy November night in Grant Park. We have a lot to talk about.

MPC’s Urban Think & Drink provides a forum for discussion about the societal benefits of the built environment and enables a dialogue between residents and well-known thought and action leaders including artists, authors, planners and designers. This informal platform allows us to debate and discuss how we make our urban environments livable and vibrant. Past events have featured inspiring artists such as Candy Chang and Theaster Gates.

Previous Urban Think & Drink events

May 18, 2017 Thursday The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Apr 20, 2017 Thursday Arthur Melville Pearson, author of Force of Nature, in conversation with Lee Bey
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Sep 21, 2016 Wednesday Lessons from “Boomtown” with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Jul 14, 2016 Thursday Why is Minneapolis Growing Faster than Chicago? With Twin Cities Metro Leader Susan Haigh
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Jun 16, 2016 Thursday The South Side with Natalie Moore
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Jun 2, 2016 Thursday Growing Pains: Is the Age of Iconic American Cities Over?
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Mar 29, 2016 Tuesday Streetfight with Janette Sadik-Khan
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Mar 3, 2016 Thursday What Happened to the Moderates? Seeking Bipartisanship with Sec. Ray LaHood
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Nov 10, 2015 Tuesday Gabe Klein on the “Start-Up City”
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Oct 22, 2015 Thursday Sam Schwartz on the Rise of Cities and Fall of Cars
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Jun 23, 2015 Tuesday Rust: Destroying Infrastructure One Rivet at a Time
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Apr 21, 2015 Tuesday Design for the Just City with Toni L. Griffin
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Feb 12, 2015 Thursday Conversation and Reception with Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Nov 20, 2014 Thursday Communities and Technology with Keith Hampton
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Oct 21, 2014 Tuesday Urban Acupuncture: Healing Cities with Jaime Lerner
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
May 20, 2014 Tuesday Going Solo with Eric Klinenberg
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
Dec 10, 2013 Tuesday Artist Candy Chang
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
May 22, 2013 Wednesday Theaster Gates
5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/thinkndrink.html

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616 info@metroplanning.org

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