The Otter Society Presents: Blue-Green Corridor Planning & Advocacy

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The Otter Society Presents: Blue-Green Corridor Planning & Advocacy

Led by Planning Director Adam Flickinger, an overview of current river corridor and watershed initiatives


Thursday, November 16, 2023

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Virtual presentation on zoom

$20 per person

Register HERE


In the face of climate change and pressure from expanding global urbanization, the protection and enhancement of continuous corridors of urban open space, habitat, and healthy waterways is essential for the future of our human and wildlife communities. Conservation planning, sensible land use decisions, and rewilding projects are critical to capturing the multiple benefits that investment in natural areas provides. Friends of the Chicago River’s planning director, Adam Flickinger, AICP will provide insights into the vision, methodologies, and framework that guides our past and current work including an overview of our multi-benefit planning approach called the Blue-Green Corridor Vision. To illustrate how this vision is implemented, Adam will provide details about several current planning initiatives, updates about Friends’ perspective and role with ongoing river edge development projects, and an overview of how coalitions of river advocates are working together in broad coalitions to advance more ambitious goals for the future of our river system.

Proceeds for this event support our work to keep improving and protecting the Chicago-Calumet River system for people, plants, and animals.

About Adam Flickinger, AICP, LEED AP

As Friends’ planning director, Adam’s focus is on promoting the Chicago-Calumet River system as a blue-green corridor, guiding river edge development, advocating for a connected river edge trail system, collaborating on nature-based stormwater solutions, and engaging with river edge communities to promote innovative conservation land use policies.