A series of virtual conversations with innovative minds to create a smarter post-COVID-19 Chicago.
Downtown Futures Series explores the various topics surrounding the future of downtown with industry leaders in public health, design, advocacy, public safety, retail and more. See below for a full list of past Downtown Futures Series.
Past Downtown Futures Series
Designing Cities for Mental Health
Global Trends Affecting North American Downtowns
The Transformative Power of Public Art
Prior to 2020, Downtown Futures Series took place in-person and were not recorded.
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The Loop’s Comeback explored at Downtown Futures Series6 MIN READ - Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked downtowns around the world, signs of a recovery in the Chicago Loop are beginning to emerge. Learn more
The Journey Back to Work explored at Downtown Futures Series5 MIN READ - The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked downtowns across the U.S., including the Chicago Loop. After enduring a statewide stay-at-home order through the end of May, Chicagoans are now beginning to make the journey back to work in the Loop. Learn more