Seven Generations Ahead organizes learning forumsSeven Generations Ahead (SGA) organizes conferences, learning events, planning forums and trainings that convene leaders and practitioners. These events highlight best practices and model initiatives from the Midwest region, across the country and around the globe. Offering appropriate tools and materials, SGA learning forums build toward and support broader sustainable and healthy community planning initiatives.

SGA's capabilities include:

  • Convening public, private and community sector networks
  • Designing workshop sessions, half-day forums, mayors breakfasts and other learning events
  • Driving sustainability planning and implementation through major conferences


Sample Projects

GreenTown: The Future of Community Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan
SGA and partner a5 Inc. founded GreenTown to bring public and private sector leaders together to learn, network and take action on sustainable and healthy community strategies. 

Training the Trainers to Expand Our Reach Building Local School Capacity
SGA offers teacher training on four curriculum modules targeting elementary and middle school students.

Half-Day Forums and Walking Tours Bikable and Walkable Communities
SGA conducts walking audits with national experts and local municipal and community leaders to support the creation of complete streets and bike- and pedestrian-friendly downtowns. SGA facilitates planning forums on healthy community strategies and designs workshops that integrate economic development, health, environmental conservation and social equity.

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Seven Generations Ahead
1049 Lake Street, Suite 200
Oak Park, IL, 60301
(708) 660 - 9909