I'm in Chicago for my first Board of Trustees meeting of the Adler School of Professional Psychology. www.adler.edu I know...you are wondering what I'm doing on the Board of this Chicago based institution.
That will come later. But for now a few images of this wonderful city...especially for architects.
For one thing, many of the streets have 'honorary' names. I know we have done this in a few cases in Vancouver, but there's something quite nice about it.
I was also struck by this poster which is designed to heighten awareness about pedestrian/auto accidents. Since this is a topic of discussion in Vancouver, I thought others might like to see the poster.
The city is green...we all know that...but I was still surprised to see these solar powered garbage compactors around the downtown. We installed one at SFU and it worked well. I can see the advantages, although I still think the large underground containers similare to those in Netherlands and other European countries may ultimately make more sense.
Walking back to my hotel tonight I was very saddened to come across this memorial near my hotel in the heart of the downtown. I have not yet seen a lot of bicycles...there are few racks along the street, but perhaps away from the downtown they are more common. More about this great city later...