Positioning Pullman: Collaborative Ideas Workshop for America’s Newest National Monument

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What’s Next for Chicago’s First National Park

On February 19, 2015, President Obama visited Chicago's Historic Pullman District to establish the district as a National Monument within the National Park System.

In April 2015, AIA Chicago and the National Parks Conservation Association convened a three-day workshop, bringing together urban planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, economists and historians to envision plans in support of Pullman National Monument.

Positioning Pullman is a collaborative ideas workshop, hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association and the American Institute of Architects-Chicago to help guide the development of America’s newest urban national monument.

This vision for Pullman National Monument was made possible through the generosity of The Richard Driehaus Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, and Alphawood Foundation. We are grateful for their commitment to preserving history and building strong and sustainable neighborhoods.


Positioning Pullman is a collaborative ideas project to shape Pullman National Monument into America’s greatest urban national park.

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Economic Engine

NPCA, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives have released a study analyzing the projected economic impact of naming Pullman a national park.

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Pullman honors the unique stories of railroads in America’s industrial past, labor history - including formation of the first African-American labor union, urban planning and development of the country’s first model industrial town.

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Read the many articles and editorials written about Pullman and frequently asked questions.

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