Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Make Offices, River North Point, 350 N. Orleans, Ste. 9000 N
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What makes a resilient city? How well positioned is Chicago to not only survive but thrive in the face of disruptive change, such as that which might be caused by climate change? The USGBC-Illinois Chapter is kicking off a series of programs called “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” in which we will explore why it is important to embed resilient strategies prior to disturbance so that we continue to thrive and be a model of sustainable development. 

In our first session, we will introduce and explore what makes our region inherently well positioned for this future, why resilience planning is important, and where we go from here. Using a systems approach and inspiring storytelling, we will explore climate projections for our region and what this means for future infrastructure, standards to measure progress for the future, and how this all ties in within The Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities” Initiative. Join us for a series of TED-style talks that envision the future of a resilient Chicago and your place in it. 

This program will qualify for 1.5 AIA and GBCI CE hours.


  • Joyce Coffee, Managing Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index
  • Amy Coffman Phillips, Prairie Lab, LLC 
  • Louise Yeung, Associate Planner, CMAP
  • Sarah Coulter, Program Manager, Millennium Reserve


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Presentations
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Q&A


USGBC-Illinois Chapter Members - $15.00
Non-Members - $25.00

Thank you to our program sponsor for their generous support of this event!

Thank you to our event host for supporting this event!

Event Sponsors:

We are looking for sponsors to support this event.  Please contact Joan Martin at (312) 245-8300 x205 for more details.

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