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ECO BOAT CRUISES
The Chicago River is a complex intersection of ecology, architecture, and urban design. While less attention has been paid to Chicago’s ecological history, it remains the basis from which our City developed and holds a key to Chicago’s sustainable future.
This summer of 2018, Chicago Line Cruises is partnering with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and city organizations, to present a series of 5 ECO BOAT Cruises. Beginning at the McClurg Ct., experts in ecology, planning, and design will engage riders enroute to discuss topics such as: the Chicago Region’s ecological significance on a Global scale, achieving ecological balance in an urbanized world, delivering ecological conservation and fresh water as social justice through balanced urban and economic development.
1. CHICAGOLAND ECOSPHERE BALANCE & DESIGN
|Tuesday, June 19th||6-7:30 PM|
Dr. Gerould Wilhelm
Director of Research, Conservation Research Institute.
SITES AP, FASLA Principal and Founder Terry Guen Associates, Ltd.
Author, Garden Educator, Lurie Flower Garden, Northwind Perennial Farm.
|2. THE GREAT LAKES & FRESHWATER ||Tuesday, July 10th||6-7:30PM|
(Note this cruise will be on Lake Michigan)
Philip Enquist, FAIA
Consulting Partner, Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore Owings& Merrill
Clare Lyster, CLUAA
Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois-Chicago;
Author, Learning From Logistics and co-editor, The Third Coast: Prelude to a Plan
|3. LIFE ON, ABOVE & BELOW THE RIVER ||Tuesday, August 7th ||6-7:30 PM |
|4. PEOPLE TO THE RIVER ||Tuesday, September 11th ||6-7:30 PM |
|5. GROWING WATER & FOOD & BIO BOULEVARDS ||Tuesday, October 16th || 6-7:30 PM |
Travel on the all three branches of the Chicago River
“Wow. You think you know Chicago? Take a ride on this cruise and you will be blown away by the information. We took the 90 minute cruise. It included free cookies, soda, coffee and tea which was a nice touch.”
““Don't be tempted by the boats on the main river” - Their location is not on the river itself but just a few minutes walk from it. worth it !”
“This is my 8th time on a Chicago architectural river cruise and this was by far the most informative and biggest bang for your buck.”
“Great tour! Learned so much about the history of Chicago architecture. Would definitely do this again since skyline changes with new buildings going up.”
“The best guide on our whole USA trip. We took the Architecture tour where the boat meandered in between all of the incredible buildings of the city with the guide knowing EVERYTHING about each building; its style, age, height, architect, cost, purpose, owner ….. Quite brilliant!”
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