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MPC Roundtable
Transforming Chicago's Great Rivers

September 29, 2016, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn Ave., Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill.

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The Metropolitan Planning Council, in partnership with Mayor Emanuel and his administration, Friends of the Chicago River, CMAP and thousands of Chicagoans and Chicagolanders, recently released Our Great Rivers, Chicago's first-ever unified vision for our three rivers, the Calumet, Chicago and Des Plaines.

The vision is an exciting one. Real-time water quality information by 2020. Integrated transit on land and water by 2030. Thriving ecosystems by 2040. And yes, swimming.

Want to get more insight on how we got here and what comes next? Better yet, want to be part of what comes next? Then join us on Thursday, Sept. 29, for a full examination of Our Great Rivers and a discussion of what's to come.

Speakers include:

  • Josh Ellis, Director, Metropolitan Planning Council, and the project lead for Great Rivers Chicago
  • Kim Wasserman Nieto, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
  • John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning, Friends of the Chicago River
  • Arnold Randall, Superintendent, Forest Preserve of Cook County
  • Commissioner David Reifman, City of Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development

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MPC thanks Ozinga and R2 Companies for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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

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