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Philip Enquist Moderates Great Lakes Symposium

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To plan for the sustainability of our fresh water system, designers of major urban parks and infrastructure projects must consider the health of the Great Lakes. On March 13, 2014, representatives from U.S. and Canadian cities around the Great Lakes will discuss the complexities of designing within this ecosystem and will examine a wide range of projects, including plans for Toronto's waterfront, revitalization schemes for cities such as Detroit, and SOM's comprehensive urban design for the Chicago Lakeside development.

The event is presented in conjunction with the "Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin" exhibition, a collaboration between SOM, the Montreal-based International Secretariat for Water, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Designing for Life Along the Water's Edge

March 13, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall
224 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design + Planning
Toni L. Griffin, Professor and Director of the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the City College of New York
Chris Glaisek, Vice President of Planning + Design for Waterfront Toronto
Steven Litt, Architecture Critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

To purchase tickets ($7 members / $12 non-members), visit

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