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Hear recent architecture school graduate Migel Santos’ fascinating proposal to revitalize a decommissioned rail line on the South Side, with hopes of boosting socioeconomic equity and neighborhood vitality.

$8 public
FREE for CAC members
FREE for students
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Inspired by the City of Chicago’s INVEST South/West initiative, Santos created a proposal to revitalize the Kenwood Line, a six-station branch of the city’s “L” network that served South Side residents and visitors from 1907-57. The goal of the project is to bring socioeconomic equity back to Kenwood and to create new opportunities for its residents through urban design.

This program will be moderated by Michael Wood, the CAC's Senior Director of Program Strategy.


Migel Santos

Migel Santos recently graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Specialization in Urban Design. As his guiding design principle, he asks: How can we design cities to increase the quality of life for all of its people, amidst the global issues we face now and in the future? Santos originally hails from Pasig City, Metro Manila in the Philippines—among the most densely populated areas on Earth. He is currently pursuing his architecture license in Illinois and is looking for architecture and urban design opportunities.

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