Chicago’s Pullman District: Our Next National Park?
The famous and historicÂ Pullman communityÂ of Chicago may receive federal National Park status within the next two years. Join Chicagoan Lynn McClure of theÂ National Parks Conservation AssociationÂ (Chicago regional office)Â as she explains why Pullman is so significant, what recent developments have led to its consideration for National Park honors, and how the AIA Chicago community can help chart a path for Pullmanâ€™s future.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
NPCA plays a crucial role in ensuring that National Parks and historic sites are protected in perpetuity:
Â Â Â Â Â Â advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service;
Â Â Â Â Â educate decision makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks;
Â Â Â Â Â help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks andÂ to support new legislation to address threats to the parks;
Â Â Â Â Â fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts;
Â Â Â Â Â assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform advocacy work.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
35 East Wacker Drive
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