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Daniel Burnham

The Plan of Chicago journey, so far

The Plan of Chicago journey, so far

"A century ago civic architect Daniel Burnham mapped a physical future for this city. He had intended to design social remedies as well but didn't deliver. Today, with education failures, joblessness, crime and other intertwined challenges confronting Chicago with the fourth great crisis of its 176 years, the Tribune invites readers and organizations to finish Burnham's work — to address the imperiled livability, uneven prosperity and desperate public finances that have driven residents to leave by the hundreds of thousands." With those words, on the first Sunday of last October, we set ourselves, and our readers, a formidable challenge: Punch through the...

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