TORONTO: Great Lakes Symposium

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The Toronto Committee of CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s lecture Designing for Life along the Water’s Edge as part of the Great Lakes Symposium on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6–8 p.m. in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall at 224 S Michigan Avenue.

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 is presented in conjunction with the Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin exhibition. 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

$12 non-members / $7 Chicago Architecture Foundation members