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CAF’s ambitious new exhibition features 50 transformative proposals for building a better Chicago, presented by 50 of the city’s top architecture and design firms.

In celebration of CAF’s 50th anniversary, we asked 50 designers to create transformative proposals aimed at improving the quality of life for residents in each of Chicago’s 50 wards. Seeking inspiration and answers about how we might grow, enhance and improve present conditions, the designers studied all elements of our city—streets, bridges, buildings, waterways, vacant lots and everything in between.

The “50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards” exhibition is on display now in the CAF Atrium Gallery at 224 S. Michigan Avenue. There, you can investigate all 50 forward-thinking projects for yourself and find out how Chicago’s designers are bringing the future to life. You can also explore the online exhibition, which features an interactive map of Chicago’s wards, as well as a detailed look at all 50 design proposals.

explore the online exhibition