Welcome to City Open Living

What models and communities can inspire and energize City Open to grow as as an organization?


City Open began in 2016 with the desire to combine policy and design to give Chicago communities visioning, tools and vocabulary to bring their projects to life. Over time, it has evolved into an amazing network of designers, policy planners, data scientists and many more. 

City Open Workshop is interested in gathering interested designers to assist local Illinois small businesses, restaurants and governments in exploring opportunities to leverage more of our outdoor space for recreation, entertainment and commerce.  Instead of summer group meetings, we will offer summer Wednesday office hours in June and July for small businesses in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association and be forming a special summer working group. If you are interested in joining, please email opencityworkshop@gmail.com

CALENDAR

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, June 17th @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, June 24th @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, July 1st @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session will be available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, July 8th @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session will be available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, July 15th @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session will be available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Small Business Office Hours

Wednesday, July 22nd @ 6pm

Where: ZOOM (link sent 24 hours before to sign-ups)

Notes from the session will be available here.

Refreshments: Please bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ZOOM

Workshop #1: Fall Welcome

Wednesday, September 9th @ 6pm

Workshop > Community Welcome

Where: Live or ZOOM

Workshop agenda + other notes will be available here

Refreshments: We hope we can serve pizza once more!

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