How do the Great Lakes—the Chicago region's greatest natural asset—stand to benefit or suffer from current budget and policy decisions? How do our National Parks—America's best idea—and other federally-protected lands fit into to the current administration's agenda, and what might it mean for Pullman, Indiana Dunes, and other national treasures? And how will the Trump Administration's approach to climate change, environmental protections and economic development affect the very air we breathe? Join policy experts and former federal staffers for a conversation on the future of our environment in an uncertain time.
• Cameron Davis, Vice President, GEI Consultants & former Senior Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• Amir Jina, Assistant Professor, Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago
• Sandra Washington, former Associate Regional Director for Planning, Cultural Resources, Compliance, Construction, Communication, Legislative and Congressional Affairs, National Park Service
This event is co-hosted with the National Parks Conservation Association. The cost of the event is $15 for MPC donors, NPCA members, and students with a current ID; $30 for all others. Doors open promptly at 11:30 a.m.; program begins at noon. Lunch is included; please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.
About the series
One Year Later: Federal Policy Shifts in an Uncertain Time:
Last January, when President Trump took office, federal, state and local policy makers expected significant shifts across several key aspects of American life—our natural resources, our communities, our infrastructure. One year later, it’s a moment to evaluate: How are these shifts taking shape or being implemented? What is the impact at the local level nationwide, and here, locally in the Chicago region? What good and what harm can we anticipate? What is the impact of state-level actions created to offset changes in federal policy?
This multi-part series of events hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council will explore how the changes in federal policy is affecting the systems we rely on. The series will feature elected officials, former federal staffers, and leading policy experts.