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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dinosaur-size debt

    Dinosaur-size debt
    For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
  • 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...
  • Faith, hopes and charity

    Faith, hopes and charity
    Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Editorial: Chicago's Century

     Editorial: 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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. This can change. Chicago can and...