Co-founder & Executive Director of Sweet Water Foundation
Emmanuel Pratt earned his BArch from Cornell University, his Masters of Science in Architectural Urban Design from Columbia University, and is presently pursuing his doctorate from Columbia University School of Urban Planning.Pratt is the co-founder and Executive Director of Sweet Water Foundation, a 501c3 organization based in Chicago and Milwaukeee, that focuses on realizing the potential of urban agriculture as a vehicle for community economic development. Pratt is also the Director of the newly formed Aquaponics Center and a Professor of Urban Planning at Chicago State University, located on the Southside of Chicago. For the past decade, Emmanuel Pratt's professional, academic and artistic work have concentrated on the exploration of new paradigms for transformative city planning and community economic development across the intersections of food security and sustainable design innovation. The recent Perry Ave Community Farm and Think-Do Lab in Englewood are currently featured in both Chicago Art Month and Chicago Ideas Week.