On Friday, February 8th, 2013 the Urban Innovation Symposium will explore those aspect by bringing together a diverse group of pioneering professionals for a series of presentations on innovative approaches to making cities more sustainable. The third annual Urban Innovation Symposium is a two'part, day'long event organized by the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
The symposium's daytime session, held at UIC, will focus on the topic of sustainability. The morning will kick-off with a keynote by Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein. Additional presenters from across the region will provide insights into cutting-edge approaches to sustainability in the realms of transportation, finance and social enterprise, historic preservation, food systems, and the environment.
At the evening event, a series of short presentations will be delivered at the Catawampus Galleryin Wicker Park (1579 N. Milwaukee Ave; Room 340) using the fast-moving, visually-oriented PechaKucha' format. This event will offer a more informal atmosphere where attendees can take part in one-on-one discussions on the wide range of presentation topics while enjoying refreshments, including complimentary beer and wine. Click here to find directions.
Both events are open to the general public but RSVP is required. RSVP through the http://www.uppsa.org/uis.html website.