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After the City, the City: Water
Part 2: Shared Waters: Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis

While “Chicagoland” is intended to encompass the larger metropolitan area “anchored” by Chicago, water issues increasingly complexify this centralized diagram. Increasingly, challenges and innovations are tackled in parallel across various nodes in a network. As water connects Chicago to increasingly larger systems, it also connects the city to a network of other cities grappling with similar issues. Experts from Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis will discuss issues that affect these metropolises through shared waters.


  • Debra Shore: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago
  • Dean Amhaus: President and CEO, Milwaukee Water Council
  • Derek Hoeferlin, R.A.: Assistant Professor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Daniel F. Vicari, P.E., BCEE: Executive Director, Gary Sanitary District | Gary Stormwater Management District

This panel discussion is organized by the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks and Joshua Stein, in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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