Photographer to show transformation of Evanston and region


Evanston resident, urban planner and photographer Lawrence Okrent will discuss his recent book “Chicago from the Sky: A Region Transformed” at the Evanston History Center.

The book features Okrent's own aerial photographs of the Chicago area from 1985 to 2010, and his presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, will include discussion of the changes Evanston has undergone.

Admission to the event is free to history center members, $10 for others. Copies of the book will be available for sale. A wine and appetizer reception catered by Whole Foods Market, Evanston South starts at 6:30 p.m.

Okrent founded the Chicago-based planning and zoning consulting firm Okrent Associates in 1979. It specializes in land planning and zoning, aerial photography, mapping, and graphic design for real estate marketing materials.

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