Great Lakes, Great People

In 2009, inspired by the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, SOM’s City Design Practice crafted a 100-year vision to outline measures to protect the Great Lakes and promote sustainable development in the region. SOM engaged scientists, public officials, businesses, and public policy advocates from more than 40 organizations to help shape the future of the Great Lakes. This 15-part video series tells the stories of our diverse team of Great Lakes experts, each offering a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges associated with the region. 

Habitat and Ecosystem

Awareness and Responsibility

Sustainable Cities