USGBC-Illinois Kicks Off “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” on Feb. 17

Presented by the USGBC – Illinois Chapter:

“Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago”
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Make Offices
River North Point
350 W. Orleans, Suite 9000 N
Chicago, IL 60601

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What makes a resilient city? How well positioned is Chicago to not only survive but thrive in the face of disruptive change, such as that which might be caused by climate change? The USGBC-Illinois Chapter is kicking off a series of programs called “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” in which we will explore why it is important to embed resilient strategies prior to disturbance so that we continue to thrive and be a model of sustainable development.

In our first session, we will introduce and explore what makes our region inherently well positioned for this future, why resilience planning is important, and where we go from here. Using a systems approach and inspiring storytelling, we will explore climate projections for our region and what this means for future infrastructure, standards to measure progress for the future, and how this all ties in within The Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities” Initiative. Join us for a series of TED-style talks that envision the future of a resilient Chicago and your place in it.


Joyce Coffee, Managing Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index
Amy Coffman Phillips, Prairie Lab, LLC
Louise Yeung, Associate Planner, CMAP
Sarah Coulter, Program Manager, Millennium Reserve


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Presentations
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Q&A


USGBC-Illinois Chapter Members – $15.00
Non-Members – $25.00

Click here to visit the USGBC Illinois Chapter Events Calendar for more information and to register for this program.

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