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Daniel Burnham Sustainability Conference

Daniel Burnham Sustainability Conference

The public is invited to attend this conference commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Burnham Plan, which envisioned the creation of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as the first system of its kind in the nation, now the largest urban conservation preserve in the country. The purpose of this conference is to share ideas and formulate strategies that enable Cook County to host the most sustainable forest preserve system in the nation.

  • September 21: Conference Kick-Off Reception with Special Guest Speaker: Dr. David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and at the University of Vermont.
    7 p.m., Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
  • September 22: Small group strategy and planning workshops
    10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Chicago Botanic Garden
  • September 23: Conference wrap-up
    10 a.m.-noon, Chicago Botanic Garden

Presented by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in partnership with the University of Illinois and the Conservation Design Forum, Inc.

Program Partners

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

The mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County—the first and largest dedicated forest preserve in the United States—is to acquire and hold lands containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof or lands connecting such forests or ...[MORE]

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC provides the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence. It's mission is:

  • To create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.
  • To provide a wide range of ...

This program was offered on these dates:
Monday, September 21, 2009 7:00pm to Wednesday, September 23, 2009 noon

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Cost: Free. To register, call 708-771-1511

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
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