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The Cost of Segregation

Lost income. Lost lives. Lost potential.

The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of policy advisors, is leading a groundbreaking, two-year research and policy initiative. The first phase of the report reveals that segregation costs the Chicago region and all of its inhabitants billions of dollars each year. The next phase will focus on the work we can do—and policies we can adopt—to reduce Chicago's segregation and collectively create a metropolitan Chicago that works for everyone.

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Urban Think & Drink
Force of Nature

April 20, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

"The inspiring story of the innovative conservation institutions and legislation instigated by George Fell and his wife, Barbara, highlighted by the Nature Conservancy, arguably the largest environmental organization in the world." —Stephen Laubach,author of Living a Land Ethic

Celebrate Earth Day with author Arthur Melville Pearson, whose new book Force of Nature reveals an intimate portrait of George Fell, the driving force behind the establishment of The Nature Conservancy.

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