SOM envisions renewal of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region


“The health and resiliency of the Great Lakes has never been more important to the future of the city and the region. Unquestionably, the growing global demand for clean fresh water and a rapidly urbanizing world define a core issue of our time. Addressing this issue requires holistic ecological thinking at an unprecedented scale.”

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s (SOM) City Design Practice recently launched the Great Lakes Century Vision video that promotes their regional vision for the ecological protection and cultural preservation of this important watershed.

Read about the eight strategic principles that have become the basis of the goal to catalyze SOM’s comprehensive plan for the region at Metropolis. What do you think about the plan?

Also don’t forget to take a look at our related case study, 10 Waterfront Regeneration Projects Around the World.

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