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Welcome back! Choose from more than 50 reinstated walking tours, book a CAFC River Cruise and come see what’s new at the Center.

Using the recent "Our Great Rivers" report as a framework, we’ll take an intriguing look at the future of the Chicago River, focusing on both recent construction and the near- and long-term plans for the river’s use and look. Great Rivers Chicago Program Director Josh Ellis, lead Riverwalk designer Carol Ross Barney, Friends of the Chicago River Director of Watershed Planning John Quail, Principal at Perkins+Will Todd Snapp and landscape architect Kelly Murphy from Hoerr Schaudt will talk through the challenges and opportunities of Chicago River development.

$15 public
$7 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU


  • Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks.
  • Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $10 at the CAF Box Office.
  • American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

assistive listening systemsThe Lecture Hall @ CAF is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. To request a receiver, with either a headset or neckloop, please inquire with a CAF staff member at the program.