50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards
(Chicago Architecture Foundation)
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s latest exhibit presents a speculative project or idea from a varied lot of local architects and firms for every ward of the city.
Botas 66 USA Release Party
(SisterCity Studio Showroom, July 9)
Get your kicks from this Czech sneaker brand at their Chicago kickoff party, brought to the city by the SisterCity Studio.
Stony Island Arts Bank Tour
(Stony Island Arts Bank, July 2)
Start crossing off items on your summer bucket list. Haven’t been to the Arts Bank yet? Get an in-depth tour.
Navy Pier Structural Walking Tour
(Navy Pier South Arcade, July 19)
AIA Chicago, Thornton Tomasetti and SEAOI team-up for this tour that goes deep into the mechanics of what keeps Navy Pier from collapsing under the weight of a million touristed footprints.
Urban Think + Drink
(Metropolitan Planning Council, July 14)
One of MPC’s occasional happy hour think tank throw-downs, this session focusing on why Minneapolis is leading the Midwest in population growth and what lessons it may hold for Chicago.
Ben Schulman is the editor of the design section of Newcity and co-host of “A Lot You Got to Holler,” the Newcity podcast on design, architecture and urbanism. His work with Newcity is one of many ventures he engages in to communicate the value of design and cities. Ben serves as the communications director for Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding platform that works to catalyze the development of transformative real estate projects. Previously, he was the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and communications director for the urban think-tank, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). His writing has appeared and been noted in outlets such as ARCHITECT Magazine, Belt Magazine, ICON, New Geography, Streetsblog, The National Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pop City Media and as a contributor to The Urbanophile, among others. When not writing about cities, Ben serves as an editorial assistant for the journal New Media + Society, and helps head the Contraphonic Sound Series, an attempt to document cities through sound.
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