Chicago's River - Thinking

Chicago's lakefront is lined with pathways, parks, and public institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago. Last year attention switched to the Chicago River as Chicagoans and 12 designers from Harvard considered the river's potential to serve as a recreation, education, and transportation component of the city.
"12 DESIGNERS, 12 VISIONS / Harvard GSD" 08 Apr 2012. Harvard GSD “Waterline” studio led by Phil Enquist of SOM.

"Much like Lake Michigan is Chicago's front yard, the Chicago River is our backyard. It should be an asset that people across the city enjoy, not avoid."
Mayor Emanuel