Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MPC Placemaking Roundtable, October 28th

*What Makes Your Place Great? Roundtable*

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Noon – 1:30 p.m. **

Metropolitan Planning Council Conference Center

140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, Ill. 60603

Cost for MPC donors: $15.00
Cost for non-donors: $30.00

(The above prices apply to students as well.)

With hundreds of parks and community gardens, miles of lakefront
beaches, bustling neighborhoods and city centers, and world-class
architecture, everyone is sure to have a favorite public space in the
Chicago region. This summer, the Metropolitan Planning Council
<> asked residents to pick their favorite
place and submit it to the "What Makes Your Place Great
contest. The response was overwhelming – more than 50 submissions from
around the region – from gardens and public plazas to coffee shops and
hiking trails – were nominated.

More than 8,000 votes later, four public spaces emerged as shining
examples of the amazing public spaces in Chicagoland. These four spaces
exemplify the way people in the region use and love their public spaces,
and the positive impact the spaces have on their neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the people behind the four winning submissions
will talk about the history of their space and how it has influenced
their community at MPC’s What Makes Your Place Great? Roundtable
<>. Come learn
about how a community garden in South Chicago is helping to make the
neighborhood safe, ways the retail stores in the Shops of Long Grove
contribute to a sense of community, how a garden in Albany Park has
brought neighbors together, and the pride Aurora resident’s have in
their beautiful and historic Phillips Park.

Space is limited, so register now! Register online at
Questions? Contact Karin Sommer at> or 312-863-6044.

Interested in learning more about the contest? Check out this
eight-minute /feature from the Sept. 24^th broadcast of Chicago Tonight

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