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Out and About 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

Urban Agriculture: Farming as infrastructure for human and coastal health

Transit: Transportation infrastructure and how it impacts accessibility of the coast

Mental health: Explore the therapeutic benefits of nature-based recreation

Historic Preservation: Connect past and present through the history of coastal Uptown

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

Green Infrastructure: Building by design to blend structure and nature

Underutilized Community Spaces


Join us once again on Tuesday, August 19th for Underutilized Community Spaces! 

Where: ICA GreenRise, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd.
When: 7PM Presentations, 8PM Coastal Walk

What do bees, stars, and alleys have in common? Join the Uptown Coastal Initiative at the Underutilized Community Space session to find out! We will talk about community spaces we use, or don’t use, and why. Local experts from the Lincoln Park Honeybee Grove and International Dark-Sky Association will share their experiences with bees , alleys, and dark skies. The event will conclude with our very own space activation — stargazing!

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About Out and About Uptown's Coast 

Out & About Uptown's Coast partners with the Uptown Coastal Initiative to raise awareness of Uptown's lakefront and parks through nine experiential, educational sessions that offer attendees rich opportunity for meaningful engagement with the ecology and culture of this Great Lakes coastal community.

The project hopes to connect residents, workers, and visitors, and strengthen links between the well-being of the coastal ecosystem and the health and well-being of those who live, work, and visit Uptown’s coast.

Highlighting local expertise and creating a space for diverse attendees to learn about and explore the area together, each session’s unique lens will target different subjects and circle back to universal accessibility to and stewardship of Uptown’s coast across a spectrum of disciplines.

At the close of Out & About Uptown's Coast, a toolkit highlighting the different approaches taken and lessons learned will be created to help inform future programming as well as participant stewardship and engagement around sustainability in the coast.


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