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Chicago gears up for 2012 Cultural Plan

The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites all Chicago residents to attend upcoming neighborhood meetings about the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan.

/Mayor Harold Washington created the initial Cultural Plan in 1986. The plan was revisited in 1995, but since then no alterations have been made. The intention of the Cultural Plan is to analyze Chicago’s cultural needs, as well as identify and promote opportunities for arts and cultural growth within the city.

The goal of the meetings is to hear opinions and concerns from Chicago residents living in all 50 wards. Topics will includes arts and education, facilities, and technical and financial resources, among others.

Attend a local meeting and let the City of Chicago hear from its cycling, walking, and public transit enthusiasts. For example, would you like to see more street-level murals? Creative bike racks? How about art exhibits focusing on active transportation? Maybe you'd like to have a bike valet service at more city-sponsored cultural events? Let the city know what you think. 

Further information and a full calendar of neighborhood meetings can be found here.