Activated Rivers, Stronger Communities: Stories from our region's waterways - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Activated Rivers, Stronger Communities: Stories from our region's waterways

May 28, 2020, 2 to 3 p.m. CST

Online event via Zoom

Hosted by: Chicago Community Trust, Friends of the Chicago River, Metropolitan Planning Council

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For the past three years, people have been working together to implement projects to activate and enliven Chicago’s riverfronts—from effigy mounds as part of an interactive walking museum dedicated to local Native American history, to public art and wayfinding in Chinatown, to a 400-foot-long mural commemorating the first African-American world champion cyclist.

These projects are all aligned with Our Great Rivers, a three-year-old, community vision—the contribution of more than 6,000 residents—for a Chicago River system that is more inviting, living and productive. Released in 2016 by the City of Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council, and Friends of the Chicago River, this vision charts a course for new uses of our shared waterways.

Join MPC and hear from three organizations that have started transforming their community riverfronts across our city, thanks to the generous support from the Chicago Community Trust’s Our Great Rivers grant program:

  • Brenda Dixon, Founder and President, Major Taylor Trail Keepers
  • Maryrose Pavkovic, Managing Director, Chicago Public Art Group
  • Grace Chan, Executive Director, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community

There is no cost to join but registration is required

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