The 2016 NCSBN Annual Meeting, "Leading Transformation: Architects of Nursing Regulation," was an opportunity to meet and network with nursing regulators from all over the country to discuss important regulatory issues. #ncsbn16
Chicago is a city known for reinvention. After explosive population growth in the mid-1800s, Chicagoans pulled themselves out of the muck and mud of what passed for its city streets and launched an ambitious plan that raised the street level across the city. Today one can still find older buildings that sit below sidewalk-level. Later the city completed a major engineering feat by reversing the flow of the Chicago River to improve sanitary conditions.
The Great Fire of 1871 had a devastating but transformative impact. What is now Chicago's downtown core was a blank slate after much of it was destroyed. This created opportunity and attracted architects and builders who came to rebuild the city and and build their fortunes. In 1885 the first steel-framed high-rise building rose and the era of skyscrapers began.
Any local will say you can never take too many architecture boat trips along the Chicago River, because the scenery is a constantly changing treasure trove of architectural marvels. Over the last century, many famous architects have left their mark on the city, including Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Weese, Bertrand Goldberg and Jeanne Gang. If you can’t hop on a boat, don’t worry; you can stroll along Chicago's new Riverwalk, which spans nine blocks from Franklin Street to Lake Michigan, and offers outdoor cafes and plenty of areas to relax along the way.
Thanks to Carl Sandburg, Chicago will always be known as the "hog butcher for the world," but in recent years its reputation as a culinary destination has been well established by a wave of James Beard award-winning, innovative and talented chefs like Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless, Curtis Duffy, Paul Kahan and Mindy Segal.
In 2013, Chicago was chosen by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "Top Ten Cities in the United States" to visit for its restaurants, skyscrapers, museums and waterfront. The Art Institute of Chicago was recently named the "best museum in the world" by TripAdvisor. Spend a few days in Chicago experiencing everything from its neighborhoods to its bustling and evolving downtown, and you'll agree.