How do architectural projects like the 606, the Riverwalk, Maggie Daley Park, and the Navy Pier redesign affect the greater city? In this discussion, we’ll look at how the work of a few architects is changing Chicago and other cities. After the discussion, we’ll take a walking tour of the 606 led by Jean Linsner and docents from the Trust for Public Land to see these changes firsthand.



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