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Daniel Burnham

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  • Building a better Chicago starts with listening to the neighborhoods

    Building a better Chicago starts with listening to the neighborhoods
    Since October we've fielded more than 1,000 ideas from Tribune readers about how to build a better Chicago. The range of proposals is impressively diverse. But one luminous thread twists through essay after essay, as if many writers had secretly convened:...
  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
  • Perspective: Can improvement districts help save Chicago schools?

    Perspective: Can improvement districts help save Chicago schools?
    Struggling public schools in some Chicago neighborhoods only provide further incentive for middle-class families to choose suburban enclaves. But the story of urban planning that began with Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago is a tale of...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers

    Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers
    On the occasion of its 40 years in publishing, Chicago Review Press recently bought itself an anniversary present: Academy Chicago Publishers, one of the city's oldest independent publishers. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Creating a new vision for Chicago's future

    Creating a new vision for Chicago's future
    To our readers: In a series of editorials over the past two months, the Chicago Tribune called for the creation of a new Plan of Chicago to address the city's interconnected challenges in a holistic way. And we asked you to help us. Our goal is to...
  • How to craft a new Chicago Plan

    Ever since Daniel Burnham challenged Chicago in 1909 to "Make no little plans," Chicagoans have tended to think of planning in terms of monumental projects, such as creating the lakefront (as Burnham proposed) or Millennium Park. But comprehensive...
  • How Chicago can revive its troubled neighborhoods

    How Chicago can revive its troubled neighborhoods
    Imagine city leaders surveying Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, a landscape of ash and ruin. Their task, as daunting as it must have been exhilarating: Build the city again, from the husk of what was. Build it better. Thirty-eight years later,...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront

    Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront
    "(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive." — Lakefront Plan of Chicago Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...