You’re invited to join MR|DC co-sponsor the Minneapolis Parks Foundation for the free Next Generation of Parks speaker series. The talks explore 21st-century parks design around the world, and is the first phase of the Foundation\’s initiative to build on Minneapolis\’ award-winning parks heritage. Next up:
Next Generation of Parks Speaker Series
Ed Uhlir, Executive Director, Millennium Park, Chicago
Wednesday, November 10, 7 PMÂ Â FREE
McPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis
The creation of Chicago\’s Millennium Park, which opened in 2004, was a complex and difficultÂ undertaking. Through an unprecedented public/private partnership an extraordinary cultural venue was created by some of the best architects, landscape designers, and artists in the world.
Ed Uhlir will describe how the project design evolved over its six year gestation, how $220M was raised from the private sector and how theÂ park and its programming have had anÂ enormous economic and social impact on Chicago.