Building Tomorrow: Celebrating The 606 and Great Planning in Chicagoland
September 29, 2015, 5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St. Suite 1400
There are shelves in the world stuffed with good plans that never see the light of day. To celebrate great plans that do, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) established the Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning in the 1980s to recognize visionary planning efforts with demonstrated results in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Honoring The 606
We are pleased to announce that the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District,Trust for Public Land and Friends of Bloomingdale Trail will be honored Sept. 29, 2015, with MPC’s Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning, for The 606, which is reimagining and redeveloping underused city space as a new regional asset that connects people, parks and communities.
The event also will highlight and raise funds for MPC’s Allard and Wayfinding fellowships, which provide paid work experience to talented young people interested in pursuing careers in planning. MPC also will raise a toast The Chicago Community Trust on its 100th anniversary.
Live music, food and drinks
The event is open to the public and will include refreshments compliments of Revolution Brewing and live music.