Chicago Visionaries: From Burnham To Today And Beyond

August 4, 2009

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Chicago today is as much on the brink of progress as the Chicago of 100 years ago.  Listen in as some of our city's most innovative thinkers discuss how to keep Chicago vital and vibrant in the 21st century. 

Panelists include: Carl Smith, author of the Fall 2009 One Book, One Chicago selection, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City; Nichole Pinkard, Director of Innovation at the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute; architects Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen of UrbanLab and Archeworks; and Angela Hurlock, Director of Claretian Associates, developers of green and affordable housing on Chicago's Southeast side.  The discussion was moderated by MarySue Barrett, President of the Metropolitan Planning Council. 

Presented in partnership with the Newberry Library, Chicago Matters and The Burnham Plan Centennial.

 
 
For more information and insight on Daniel Burnham and how his ideas influenced the region, explore Chicago Public Radio's coverage as part of the year-long series, Chicago Matters: Beyond Burnham.
 

Recorded Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at Harold Washington Library Center.