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Out and About Uptown's Coast

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Join us for the full series!

Urban Ecology: Native ecology including wildlife habitat in Uptown’s coastal zone - Read about the event here!

Cycling Uptown: Using bike rides to benefit health, reclaim public space, and improve access to the coast - Read about the event here!

Underutilized Community Spaces: Discover underutilized spaces on Uptown’s lakefront - Read about the event here!

Urban Agriculture:
Farming as infrastructure for human and coastal health - Read about the event here!

Alternative Transit: Transportation infrastructure and how it impacts accessibility of the coast - Read about the event here!

Historic Preservation: Connect past and present through the history of coastal Uptown - Read about the event here!

Mental Wellness & Uptown's Coast: Explore the therapeutic benefits of nature-based recreation - Read about the event here!

Eco-Justice: Citizen participation in community security within the coastal zone - Read about the event here!

Green Infrastructure: Building by design to blend structure and nature

Green Infrastructure: Building with Nature on April 28, 2018



When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 2:30–4:30pm

Where: ICA GreenRise, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd. 

Curious about Green Infrastructure and how it figures in Uptown's Coast, past and present? The final session of our series, Green Infrastructure: Building with Nature, will focus on the expanding world of green infrastructure. Visit Leland Greenway and learn how you can become involved in supporting sustainability along the coast. Special guest Carl Giometti of Chicago Ornithological Society will present about bird-safe building design.

The session concludes with a special 2-mile walk to the coast, highlighting green infrastructure in the Leland Greenway, Lincoln Park Honeybee Grove, Marovitz Savanna, Purple Martin Houses, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, ending at Montrose Point Beach Dunes. Special guests from animalia project and the Purple Martin Monitoring Program will lend their expertise during the tour.

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About Out and About Uptown's Coast 

Out & About Uptown's Coast partners with the Uptown Coastal Initiative to raise awareness of Uptown's lakefront and parks through nine experiential, educational sessions that offer attendees rich opportunity for meaningful engagement with the ecology and culture of this Great Lakes coastal community.

The project hopes to connect residents, workers, and visitors, and strengthen links between the well-being of the coastal ecosystem and the health and well-being of those who live, work, and visit Uptown’s coast.

Highlighting local expertise and creating a space for diverse attendees to learn about and explore the area together, each session’s unique lens will target different subjects and circle back to universal accessibility to and stewardship of Uptown’s coast across a spectrum of disciplines.

At the close of Out & About Uptown's Coast, a toolkit highlighting the different approaches taken and lessons learned will be created to help inform future programming as well as participant stewardship and engagement around sustainability in the coast.


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