SYMPOSIUM PANEL: Pioneering Women in Architecture and Urban Design

For the first time in nearly one hundred years, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced the suburbs, and more than ever, talent is clustering in urban areas. Chicago, considered the birthplace of the skyscraper, has long been recognized for its innovation in architectural design and provides the ideal backdrop for this discussion with leading women in architecture and urban design. These pioneering women will share insights about mega-trends affecting cities and regions, their work to create community-focused, sustainable work and living spaces that will attract the work-force of the future, and leadership lessons learned from their journey.


    Carol Ross Barney
    Founder and President,
    Ross Barney Architects
    MarySue Barrett
    President, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago
    Amy Liu
    Vice President, Brookings Institution and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program


Explore your interest in architecture further by choosing the Day 3 Option of a guided walk through Chicago’s renowned architectural wonders with a special focus on the evolution of the skyscraper.

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