In the fall of 2019, leaders of global business districts, business districts managing companies, and urban planning authorities will gather in Chicago, Illinois, for a fast-paced trip focused on Placemaking issues.
Three days of learning expedition will immerse you in the latest urban trends, meet the key players of Downtown Chicago—from innovative startups to the local authorities—to learn from their best practices, visit unique places of innovation, get in touch with the Global Business District (GBD) Innovation Club network, and exchange and benefit from immersion in the ecosystem. See Program (PDF)
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About GBD Innovation ClubGlobal Business Districts Innovation Club is a professional ecosystem of world business districts.
About Chicago Loop AllianceCLA creates, manages, and promotes high-performing urban experiences to attract people and investment to the Loop.
While You're in Chicago
Whether you're drawn to shopping on State Street (“that great street”), dining in one American's best restaurant cities, seeing a performance in the Theatre District, being dazzled by our architecture or getting lost in the country's second-largest art museum, here in the Loop you'll experience the best of everything Chicago has to offer.
Eat and DrinkThe heart of the Restaurant City of the Year (2017), the Chicago Loop has one of the most dynamic food scenes in the nation
ShopShop on State Street — "that great street" — and beyond with the myriad retail options in the Loop.
Galleries and MuseumsCatch a glimpse of the whole, wide world when you visit the Loop's exceptional museums and galleries.
Music and TheartreFrom large Tony award-winning theatres to intimate local storefronts to free plays in the parks, Chicago is celebrating the Year of Chicago Theatre.
ToursChicago is rife with astonishing architecture, theatres, food, museums, arts, and parks. Explore the history and hidden gems of the Loop through the eyes of the people who know it best.