Thursday, March 13, 2014
Great Lakes Symposium
Designing for Life along the Water's Edge
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. This evening discussion will explore the complexities of designing along the water’s edge from a number of perspectives. Representatives from cities around the Great Lakes in the US and Canada will discuss the complexities of designing within this ecosystem and discuss a wide range of projects; from the comprehensive urban design created by SOM for the Chicago Lakeside development, to designs for Toronto’s waterfront, and efforts to revitalize urban centers like Detroit through design.
- Phil Enquist: Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
- 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; Waterfront Toronto
- Steven Litt: Architecture critic with the Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Paul Bedford: Waterfront Toronto Urban Design Review Panel, Adjunct Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning - Ryerson University
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
COST: $12 non-members, $7 members
LOCATION: CAF Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave
AIA CES: 1