Wednesday December 8, 2010 2:00 pm - Friday December 10, 2010 2:00 pm

Chicago, IL

Imagine a community taking up the challenge to ensure its citizens are able to meet their daily needs without owning a car.  What would that look like?  What would be an effective quick start strategy?  Where are the early wins to create momentum?  And how would a community know when it is succeeding?

Those are the questions we will tackle as part of the Connectivity Challenge.  It is one of five big challenges that are part of a new initiative organized by CEOs for Cities and its network of partners in 45 of America’s largest communities. We call it the US Initiative – an initiative to build and sustain the next generation of great American cities that are of, by and for us.

On December 8-10, 2010, CEOs for Cities and the Chicago Architecture Foundation will host the Connectivity Challenge in Chicago. With one of the country’s oldest and most robust public transportation systems, Chicago is a model of urban accessibility.

Working with a team of national connectivity experts led by Harriet Tregoning, Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, CEOs for Cities and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, together with the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Chicago Metropolis 2020, will imagine a future for The Windy City in which its residents can meet their daily needs without owning a car.

Questions? Contact our staff.