July 2, 2012

New Forum to Explore Emerging Issues Facing America's Cities

CHICAGO — From demographics to economics, America's cities are facing unprecedented challenges. Addressing these issues requires new heights of creativity, energy and innovation.

The American Planning Association is exploring the ideas, emerging issues and challenges facing America's communities through its Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas. The inaugural lecture, "The Next 50: Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture" will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center and will explore how the next 50 years will impact the planning, architecture, and landscape architecture professions.

WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2012

TIME: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

TICKETS: Advance registration at www.planning.org/burnham or available at the door.
$10 ($5 for APA, AIA, ASLA members)

SPEAKERS: Mitchell Silver, AICP, president, American Planning Association
Jeffery Potter, FAIA, president, American Institute of Architects
Susan M. Hatchell, FASLA, president, American Society of Landscape Architects

Silver, Potter and Hatchell will discuss how the emerging trends in America over the next 50 years will impact the design professions. They will share their perspectives on how the next generation of changes will impact each of their professions.

The Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas will feature a series of lectures, web forums and activities throughout 2012 and 2013. The outcome of the Forum is to better guide communities over the next 50 years.


Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org