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Daniel Burnham

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  • 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...
  • We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago

    We seek your help in forging a new Plan of Chicago
    To our readers: In 1909, the great architect and planner Daniel Burnham laid out a vision that would shape Chicago's future — a seminal document of sweeping ambition befitting a boisterous, emerging metropolis at the turn of a new century. It...
  • A new Plan for Chicago

    A new Plan for Chicago
    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...
  • A request for your proposals

     A request for your proposals
    Who can participate Whatever your role in the metropolitan area, 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...
  • Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs

    Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs
    When faced with daunting social and economic challenges, those of us in and around public policy have a duty to respond using the best assets at our disposal. Last Sunday, the Tribune used its best assets — powerful rhetoric, passionate commitment...
  • Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a democratic community

    Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a democratic community
    "Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation, and education is its midwife." -- John Dewey Students and parents across Chicago have thoughtful concerns about their schools but often feel that they have no way to effect change within the Chicago...
  • 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...
  • Perspective: Hull House 2.0

    Perspective: Hull House 2.0
    We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so...
  • Building a bolder Chicago

    Building a bolder Chicago
    We applaud the Chicago Tribune for creating a public square to discuss and define a new vision for our city and region. We have been living large off the Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett 1909 Plan of Chicago for more than a century, but the world is a...