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Chicago Leads Global Conversation Around Urban Waterways

  Chicago is continuing to lead the global conversation around the use of waterways in urban centers. On March 12 and 13, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…

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Architecture Delegation from Milan

A delegation from Milan, led by famed architect Stefano Boeri, traveled to Chicago from November 9–13 to take part in events associated with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. On November 12 at an award ceremony in Chicago, Mr. Boeri’s “Bosco Verticale” (Vertical Forest) received the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s prestigious award for “2015…

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Chicago Week in Milan

From September 3–5, 2015 in Chicago’s sister city of Milan, Italy, Chicago Sister Cities International presented Chicago-themed events to highlight the strong relationship between the two cities during Expo Milano 2015, the world’s fair. Over 40 member of Chicago’s business, cultural, culinary and civic communities comprised the delegation who traveled to Milan to celebrate the…

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Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini Relocated to Milan’s Museo della Pietà

As part of a major undertaking, the City of Milan relocated Michelangelo’s final masterpiece, Pietà Rondanini, to a new museum created inside the ancient Ospedale Spagnolo (Spanish Hospital) in the Castello Sforzesco, a fascinating space that has never opened to the public before and is exclusively dedicated to Michelangelo’s last masterpiece. The dedication of the sculpture marks…

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Milan Committee Sponsors Italian Soccer Team

The Milan Committee of CSCI sponsored a high school soccer team from the Collegio Gallio in Como, Italy to participate in the first annual Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament that took place July 19–26, 2014. The KICS Cup brought together local, national and international youth soccer teams, as well as their families and…

EXPO 2015 Comes to Milan Next Year

Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012, and will be hosted by Chicago’s sister city Milan, Italy, from May 1-October 31, 2015. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Watch the below video to see Milan’s progress in preparing for this monumental event….

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Milan Committee Sponsors Crèche

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Chicago and Milan sister city relationship, the Milan Committee of CSCI has sponsored an Italian crèche at the Loyola University Museum of Art’s exhibition Art and Faith of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan. Art and Faith of the Crèche displays how artists across the globe depict…

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Milan Committee Hosts Opening Reception

The Milan Committee of CSCI held an opening reception for the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935 at the Willis Tower on Friday, June 21. Guests enjoyed prosecco and appetizers while they enjoyed the art work. Wings of Italy presents an outstanding selection of avant-garde posters by such artists and illustrators as Mario…

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Milan Committee Sponsors Verdi’s Requiem

The Milan Committee of CSCI had the pleasure of sponsoring a special, free performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Loyola Museum of Art on the afternoon of Sunday, April 21, 2013. Over 100 people came to enjoy a reception of prosecco and appetizers followed by the concert. The Milan Committee sponsored the concert as part…