Obama in Jackson Park
Thursday, September 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT
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Follows up on article on presidential centers published in Planning magazine in November 2014. Article by Ruth Knack, FAICP, former executive editor of Planning. Also builds on well-received session organized by Ruth Knack for 2015 conference of Society of American City and Regional Planning History. Plans are now under way for the Obama presidential center and library in an historic, Olmsted-designed park on the south side of Chicago. Proponents argue that it will bring jobs to the area and boost the surrounding neighborhoods. Critics counter that the new development will harm the park environmentally and destroy its historic charm. They are promoting the idea of a community benefits agreement.
Ruth Knack, FAICP
Confirmed SpeakerFormer executive editor Planning magazine
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