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The Future of Brownfields

April 5, 2018
5:30-7:30pm CST
IIT Institute of Design
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

In a panel hosted by IIT Institute of Design and Calumet Collaborative, experts will focus on the issue of brownfields redevelopment in the Calumet region. Join us for a discussion on how future production and consumption systems can inform innovative strategies for sustainable regeneration practices for future interventions in the brownfields of the Calumet region. Understanding context will enable us to enact unique strategies for the creation of sustainable systems solutions considering opportunities in the Calumet region.


Sarah Coulter
Sarah is the executive director of Calumet Collaborative. She has led the evolution of the Millennium Reserve partnership into the present-day Calumet Collaborative, engaging multiple stakeholders and setting a course to capitalize on the region’s assets and remove barriers through collective action. Sarah has more than 10 years of experience in economic development and community building through sustainable practices and principles including three years as south suburban Village of Park Forest’s sustainability coordinator. 

Carlos Teixeira
Carlos Teixeira is an associate professor with research interests in the areas of design strategy, open innovation, and sustainable solutions. He teaches graduate courses and advises doctoral students on the strategic use of design capabilities in complex spaces of innovation.