Friends of Downtown

Next Brown Bag Luncheon

Jane's Walk Chicago 2014

Thursday, Apr 3rd, at 12.15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Room

Jane's Walk 2014

Jane's Walk registration info coming soon!

2013 Best of Downtown Awards

Due to scheduling conflicts, we have rescheduled the 2013 Best of Downtown Awards to Tuesday, June 3 at 6 pm at The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Ave. As in past years, Friends of Downtown members receive complimentary admission, so please renew your membership today!

For the second year in a row, a portion of the award winners will be decided by the public through online voting. Look for the link in the near future to vote for your favorite nominee!

See 2012 Awardees here !

About Us

Friends of Downtown is the voice for intelligent planning and urban design for downtown Chicago. Founded in 1981, we are recognized as a vital and influential component of the city’s design and building process.

Friends of Downtown directly influences planning and development decisions through debate, public advocacy, and cooperation with other civic organizations. We create awareness of important issues affecting downtown, enabling citizens to develop their understanding and voice their opinions of Chicago’s physical and social environment.

Members throughout the metropolitan area are committed to ensuring that downtown Chicago remains the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city.





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