The Chicago Charrette – April 3-6th!

We’re heading to the windy city!

Activating Resilient Communities Chicago Charrette

April 3-6th 2014

The Challenge: 

The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) is going to Chicago, Illinois for a 4-day charrette looking at the effects of population decline in South Chicago neighbourhoods.

Together with advisors and members of the community, students will look to build on existing initiatives and create new ones to spur community activation in these neighbourhoods through the lenses of urban agriculture, arts and culture, health and wellness, 21st century main street revitalization and decentralized advanced manufacturing.

Partners: Cannon Design (Chicago and Toronto offices); City of Chicago, Sustainable Development Office; City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Stay tuned for Charrette developments and design outcomes!