Friday, August 1, 2008

Events: Around Chicago This Weekend

Here's a list of things to do in Chicago this weekend and upcoming week, urban planning related and otherwise:

Big Picture: A New View of Painting in Chicago
Sunday, August 3rd is the last chance to see this exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. It's an overview of painting in Chicago from the 19th century to present.
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Graceland Cemetery Tour: Chicago Architectural Foundation
Sunday, August 3rd
Chicago’s past comes alive in monuments designed by noted sculptors and architects including Daniel Chester French, Lorado Taft, and Louis Sullivan. Many famous figures from Chicago’s social, political, and architectural history are buried in this park-like cemetery. Many notables involved in planning the Columbian Exposition ( featured in the book Devil in the White City) rest here. $5 dollars for students. Click for More

Moving at the Speed of Congestion: The True Costs of Traffic in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, the Metropolitan Planning Council will release a new, groundbreaking report, Moving at the Speed of Congestion, that identifies the actual cost of congestion in our region, and provides an analysis of its global, regional and individual effects. An expert panel will respond to a presentation of the report's findings. Click for More

RTA hosts public hearings
August 4 - August 14
From August 4 to 14, the RTA will host 13 public hearings to share progress on implementing new transit legislation, the 2009 budget outlook, an update on RTA's strategic plan, and the critical need for capital investment. This outreach precedes the beginning of the RTA's budget process, and another round of hearings will be held later in the year before their 2009 budget is finalized. Click for More

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