If you are a Chicagoan of a certain age, you remember a time when the Chicago River wasn’t just a little nauseating. It was downright awful, a festering wound through the middle of the city. That we think of the river these days as a nice spot for a coffee is a miracle which we owe in large part to Carol Ross Barney’s persistence. An Architect/Urbanist with a civic bent, Ross Barney has worked for some two decades to build a coalition, advance a vision, and develop a design for the Riverwalk. Carol also has great ideas on using the river as another form of public transportation, with sound research to prove that it’s not only achievable, but affordable.
March 25th, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Leo Burnett Department of Design
35 West Wacker Drive, 21st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
To attend, RSVP here.
About Creative Mornings:
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.