Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium

Resilient design is emerging as the design challenge for our age. Practitioners in the built environment must re-imagine our built infrastructure and social fabric to be adaptable to changing conditions, be they sudden abrupt changes such as natural disaster or chronic stresses such as endemic crime and poverty in addition to carbon reduction strategies.

The City of Chicago and the Great Lakes region are well positioned to not only survive but thrive through the stresses of the coming decades. We must act now to ensure a positive future for generations to come.

The Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium will provide an opportunity for multiple disciplines in our region to meet and exchange ideas and best practices through lecture, panel discussion, and interactive workshops. Click here for full details of sessions and speakers.

  • Opening remarks: Aaron Koch, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Chicago
  • Keynote remarks: Olivia Stinson, Associate Director, 100 Resilient Cities (New York City)


5 GBCI hours and 5 AIA LU/HSW (pending approval)

Registration fees:

$115    AIA Chicago Members ($130 after 4/6)
$115    USGBC-Illinois Members ($130 after 4/6)
$165    Non-members ($180 after 4/6)

Click HERE TO register through USGBC-Illinois.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago, USGBC-Illinois, Pepper Construction

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