During 2005-08, I led a non-profit environmental organization in the industrial Lake Calumet area. The area was covered with the huge brown fields left by the disappearance of steel making two decades before. And interspersed with degraded natural lands. The landscape looks much the same today but it holds enormous potential for a new economy. I stitched together the city’s plans and added a few ideas of my own, assembling a regional strategy on an illustrated map called Calumet Area Vision – Places and Connections. It shows eight key spots, historic and natural, and ten corridors to connect them.