January 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Harris School of Public Policy
1155 E. 60th St.
Julie Burros, director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Director of Cultural Planning, Julie Burros, will detail what’s been happening in the first year of implementation of the Chicago Cultural Plan, which was issued in October of 2012. The first year implementation was funded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel with $1 million and 50% of the plan initiatives have already been addressed.
Julie Burros is the director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Trained as a professional urban planner, Ms. Burros provides technical assistance to cultural organizations focused on strategic growth issues, organizational development, and space and facility development. She serves as a liaison between the arts community and regulatory City departments resolving issues with zoning, licensing, permits and building code. Ms. Burros also works on City of Chicago real estate development projects that involve the redevelopment of vacant spaces for arts uses, such as the Creative Industry District at the Cermak Road Historic District. Ms. Burros oversees operations at the Clarke House Museum. Signature projects have included the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012, the Burnham Plan Centennial Pavilions in Millennium Park in 2009; and the Cultural Landscape survey in 2002. She did her undergraduate work at the College at the University of Chicago, majoring in sociology, and did her graduate work at Columbia University at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, with a focus on planning for the built environment. Ms. Burros is adjunct faculty at DePaul University, teaching Cultural Policy.