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Sustainable Coastal Development for Southern Lake Michigan
September 9, 1996, Chicago, Illinois

The “Sustainable Coastal Development for Southern Lake Michigan” conference brought together Illinois and Indiana citizens and organizations to consider research and educational programs that are necessary to promote sustainable economic development on the southern coast of Lake Michigan. The conference focused on five general topics: Coastal Economic Development Opportunities; Infrastructure and Siting of New Facilities; Open Space and Recreational Opportunities; Ecosystem Capacity for Economic Develop-ment; and Bi-State and Regional Coordination of Development. Recommendations developed by conference participants as well as papers presented on the five general topic areas were used by Illinois-Indiana Seagrant to focus its research grants and education efforts.

City Design Center Affiliated Faculty Organizer

Martin Jaffe, Associate Professor, Urban Planning Program


Collaborating Institutions

Eppley Institute
Indiana University


Funding and Co-Sponsorship

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program at Purdue University and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
UIC Great Cities Program
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