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Industrial and Open Space Planning in Calumet
Activity Code: W068
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Once Chicago’s industrial engine, the Calumet region fell on hard times in the 1970s. But intense planning efforts have produced remarkable success stories. Learn how planning saved Chicago’s Ford Assembly Plant and how Chicago secured the Ford Supplier Park, a boon to the region. Similarly, learn about accomplishments in restoring the areas wetlands, building a network of trails , and planning a nature center. Explore the juxtaposition and collaboration between industrial planning and open space planning, and how our profession has shaped both. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.