Chicago Public Library – Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch

1701 N Milwaukee Ave

United States


Reorienting the City
Illinois Humanities Council

Saturday, October 3, 2015  1:00PM–3:00PM


How do architectural projects like The 606, the Riverwalk, Maggie Daley Park, and the Navy Pier redesign affect the greater city? Architecture sometimes affects not only the experience of users within the structure but reshapes a community’s infrastructure. In this discussion, we’ll look at how the work of a few architects is changing Chicago and other cities.

Join Gina Ford (Riverwalk), Matthew Urbanski (The 606, Brooklyn Bridge Park), Andrew Vesselinovitch (The 606, Riverwalk), and Sarah Weidner-Astheimer (Navy Pier) for a conversation on how architectural projects can redraw urban boundaries.

After the discussion, we’ll take a walking tour of The 606 led by Jean Linzer and docents from the Trust for Public Land and gain a deeper understanding of how it’s reshaping the adjacent neighborhoods.

Gina Ford, Principal, Sasaki’s Urban Studio
Matthew Urbanski, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Andrew Vesselinovitch, Urban Designer, Ross Barney Architects
Sarah Weidner Astheimer, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations

Michelle Ha Tucker, Portfolio Director, IDEO


Chicago Public Library – Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch
1701 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647-5423

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