Reimagining the Midwest economy through water

November 7, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Can full taps lead to full pockets? Philip Enquist, partner in charge of Urban Design and Planning at the Chicago architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, thought so. Enquist is also the creator of "The Great Lakes Century," a strategic vision that explores how to use water to reinvent the region.

When Eight Forty-Eight caught up with him last week, he explained why a new plan for the Great Lakes region is so desperately needed.

The video below, made by his project "The Great Lakes Century," explains a piece of his vision: