When: Thu., Jan. 21, 6 p.m. 2010
One hundred years after its publication, the Plan of Chicago, by Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett, remains the most comprehensive physical plan for an American city. Lavishly presented but only partially realized, it is widely recognized as a seminal historic document. Its potential relevance to contemporary planning practice, however, is less often considered. In Plans of Chicago, R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher investigate Burnham and Bennett’s plan as a design strategy and a point of departure for a new regional planning approach. They trace the development of its primary strategies through a discussion of its predecessors, and they compare its priorities with those of earlier and later plans for improving Chicago. The authors then offer a new approach to regional planning that combines the strengths and objectives of these various plans of Chicago. Registration required. See http://www.classicistchicago.org/events to reserve your place.