The Art Institute of Chicago, the Architecture & Design Society, Van Alen Institute’s International Council and the Chicago Architecture Biennial present a conversation between international architects and urban thinkers on the challenges and rewards of living in today’s metropolitan areas.

A diverse group of architects, planners, academics, and city officials will provide local and global perspectives on the past, present, and future of Chicago architecture and planning. Reflecting on the biggest challenges Chicago and the Midwest faces in the coming years, they’ll exchange ideas on issues ranging from new typologies for vertical urban living to the future of suburbia.

Note: Enter the museum at 280 Columbus Drive.

Confirmed Speakers: Zoë Ryan, Art Institute of Chicago; David van der Leer, Van Alen Institute; Sarah Dunn, UrbanLab; MarySue Barrett, Metro Planning; Kirsten Murray, Olson Kundig; Johanna Hurme, 5468796 Architecture; Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN; Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects; Jay Berman, Pei Cobb Freed; Elaine Molinar, Snohetta; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, BIG; Brian Lee, Skidmore Owings and Merrill; Hana Kassem, Kohn Pedersen and Fox; Francine Houben, Mecanoo; Stephen Cassell, Architecture Research Office; Monica von Schmalensee, White Arkitekter; Andy Zago, Zago Architecture.

Please register for this free event here.