(Above) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is briefed on the Chicago River by Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River, along the Riverwalk last October.
9-Mar-17 Nineteen mayors from 12 countries on five continents will attend a forum on the future of urban waterways, co-hosted by the mayors of Chicago and Paris.
The forum in Chicago on March 13 was announced last December. The mayors will discuss how to get the most from their river, lake, sea, or ocean. A second discussion will focus on environmental protection and include Chicago architect Jeanne Gang.
This forum will allow mayors from around the world to exchange ideas and solutions on mixed-use development projects around our waterways to generate economic, environmental, and social benefits for our cities, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
||In addition to Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (left), forum attendees include the mayors of Baltimore, Buffalo, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans. The mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Mancera, will attend, along with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. Representatives from eight cities in other continents will participate, including Belgrade, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, and Milan.