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Great Chicago Planning Disasters

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Northwest municipal waste 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 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 the Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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