Great Chicago Planning Disasters

January 27, 2010

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Northwest incinerator

Most urban planning works pretty much as intended, however, in some cases it misses the target or even backfires. In this lecture, Robert Bruegmann, Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, looks at some of these Chicagoland planning "mistakes" including the Crosstown Freeway, South Side urban renewal, the State Street mall, the Zion nuclear power plant, and the Northwest municipal waste incinerator.

Recorded Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Chicago Architecture Foundation