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Join us for a program supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago program and presented by Jesse Rosenbluth, President of Omni Rewild™

  • Date:1/11/2024 04:00 PM - 1/11/2024 06:00 PM
  • Location 2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL, USA (Map)
  • More Info:Fifth Floor


Using case studies from his work at Omni Rewild and Omni Workshop, Jesse Rosenbluth explores ways to  democratize access to nature by integrating science and design into working landscapes in the built environment. Design excellence and the science of maximizing environmental performance - together - can create landscapes that are resilient but which also impact the well-being of people in dense, urban areas. 

As President of Omni Rewild™, Jesse supports design and trade professionals as they design and construct green infrastructure across the country. 

Jesse has spent over a decade in the field of applied ecology. His career spans work categorizing and assessing wetlands in Ohio utilizing the Ohio Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands, to leading riparian restoration and watershed education in Oregon with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, to the establishment, management of vegetable and flower farms in Michigan and Illinois, where he achieved USDA Organic Certification via OEFFA, environmental verification through The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, and participated in multiple NRCS's natural resources conservation programs to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and increase wildlife habitat, to working at Omni Ecosystems installing green infrastructure throughout the U.S. 

In his current role Jesse has supported design and construction teams innovative use of Omni Ecosystems Infinity Media for stormwater management applications in Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, New York City, Virginia, Maryland, Nashville, and Philadelphia. 

Jesse is the co-chair of the USGBC LEED Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group and serves on the ULI Boston Resiliency Committee.

After the program, a meal will be shared. 

RSVP is required.

The Designing Belonging series is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities.