Coastal Zone 2011 - July 17 to 21 2011
Coastal Zone 2011

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The Coastal Zone 2011 (CZ11) conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from July 17 to 21, 2011. This will be the first time the conference has been held in Illinois and only the second time that it has been held on the Great Lakes.

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and boasts the nation’s largest municipal harbor system, the second busiest airport in the world, and the nation’s tallest building. Nicknamed “The City that Works” and “The City of Big Shoulders,” the city is a financial, business, and industrial center that radiates from the famous downtown “Loop” out to distinct city sections and neighborhoods. Chicago features world class universities and museums, architecture, music and arts, upscale and ethnic restaurant districts, and major league sports teams. All these features are set along miles of lakefront, with beautiful beaches, and are tied together by the famous and ubiquitous elevated train system, the “L.”

Chicago is a leader in reforming public schools, enhancing public safety and security initiatives, providing affordable housing in attractive and economically sound communities, ensuring accessibility for all, and fostering social, economic, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the city’s website at

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CZ11 Sponsors The Nature Conservacy Department of the Interior Illinois Natural Resources US Army Corps of Engineers NOAA EPA