Growing Pains: Is the Age of Iconic American Cities Over? - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Growing Pains: Is the Age of Iconic American Cities Over?

June 2, 2016, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St.

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This event is part of MPC's Growing Cities series, in conjunction with our Grow Chicago initiative and building on our Data Points blog series.

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In an age when Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin and other smaller cities are rising, what is the future of America’s most iconic and recognizable cities, such as Chicago, New York or San Francisco? Is the era of these titans waning?

Not at all, argue three organizations with a combined 300 years’ experience helping these cities overcome their challenges. Today's issues—from housing that people can afford to healthy job growth and vibrant neighborhoods—are complex and critical, but not insurmountable.

Join MPC, San Francisco’s SPUR and New York City’s Regional Plan Association on Thursday, June 2, to talk about the problems facing our cities and how to solve them.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after the discussion. The cost of the event is $15 and includes light refreshments. Seating is limited, so please register in advance.

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MPC thanks ComEd and the Yagan Family Fund for their generous sponsorship of our Growing Cities series, and Revolution Brewing for providing libations. We welcome additional sponsors of this event and the entire Growing Cities series, featuring leaders from growing regions and solutions for Chicagoland. For sponsorship information, contact Janet Myers at or 312-863-6010.


Photos by Flickr users Tim Klapdor, Dave Glass and John Iwanski (CC).

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