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  • A request for your proposals

    A request for your proposals
    Who can participate We invite you or your organization to help craft a new Plan of Chicago. This is the Tribune's RFP, a request for your proposals to address the intertwined problems this series of editorials discusses. We'll write about some of your...
  • Urban planning takes back seat in Chicago, new book contends

     Urban planning takes back seat in Chicago, new book contends
    Chicago, the city of Daniel Burnham and his oft-quoted epigram, "make no little plans," doesn't have a planning department. Yes, you read that right. Although the birthplace of modern American city and regional planning still has planners tucked...
  • Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan

    Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan
    Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams...
  • 'Never Built Los Angeles' is a lavish counter-history

    When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...
  • Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
  • Obama confirms funding for manufacturing innovation hubs

    Obama confirms funding for manufacturing innovation hubs
    WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama made official today that $70 million in federal money will be heading to Chicago to help create a manufacturing innovation hub. Speaking from the White House, Obama lauded the newest hubs that are being created in...
  • Shape tomorrow's citizenry

    Chicago’s most important long-term asset is its young people. While Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago boldly transformed the physical landscape of Chicago, it fell short in terms of mobilizing our human capital.┬áThis can change. Chicago can and...
  • Chicago's Century

    Chicago's Century
    More than a century ago, civic architect Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago helped set this city on course to grow and thrive. Burnham understood the power of big ideas to fire the imagination, to dial up the civic flame and create a city of prosperity and,...
  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
  • Chicago Literary Club celebrates 140 years of intellectual pursuit

     Chicago Literary Club celebrates 140 years of intellectual pursuit
    "The Chicago Literary Club is neither literary nor a club. Discuss." So posits Bill Barnhart in a paper he prepared for presentation at the April 28 meeting of the club. The paper, titled "Clubbing," recounts the history of one of Chicago's august...
  • Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans

    Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans
    Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite. Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...