Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Date: 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School—Online

How did Chicago, a city known for commerce, come to have such a splendid public waterfront—its most treasured asset? The book’s authors study the lakefront’s evolution from the middle of the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Their findings have significance for understanding not only Chicago’s history but also the law’s part in determining the future of significant urban resources such as waterfronts.

Join us for a discussion on Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago with authors Joseph Kearney and Thomas Merrill and panelists Henry Smith, Richard Lazarus, and Carol Rose.

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