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Alternative Transit in Uptown's Coast

Join us for the full series!

Urban Ecology: Native ecology including wildlife habitat in Uptown’s coastal zone - Read about the event here!

Cycling Uptown: Using bike rides to benefit health, reclaim public space, and improve access to the coast - Read about the event here!

Underutilized Community Spaces: Discover underutilized spaces on Uptown’s lakefront - Read about the event here!

Urban Agriculture:
Farming as infrastructure for human and coastal health - Read about the event here!

Historic Preservation: Connect past and present through the history of coastal Uptown - Read about the event here!

Mental Wellness & Uptown's Coast: Explore the therapeutic benefits of nature-based recreation - Read about the event here!

Eco-Justice: Citizen participation in community security within the coastal zone

Green Infrastructure: Building by design to blend structure and nature

Alternative Transit Session Recap




On October 26th, 2017, ICA and the Uptown Coastal Initiative hosted the fifth installment of the Out and About Uptown’s Coast series, Alternative Transit.

Melanie Eckner from Uptown Coastal Initiative shared a historical perspective on transit in Uptown. Kris Sorich, Senior Landscape Architect at Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Lara Rivera, Project Designer at Site Design, shared details about the Leland Greenway, focusing on the Uptown Plaza. Following the presentations, the group walked over to the Uptown Plaza for additional opportunity to explore and ask questions. Find a more detailed report on the Uplift Plaza from reporter Josh McGhee on DNAinfo.

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