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Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region

Join Schwieterman and Mammoser for a journey through a century of planning for metropolitan Chicago. From the Plan of Chicago to the push for superhighways and airports and battles over urban sprawl, their new book explores the personalities that helped shape Chicago and the “big plans” they espoused.

Joe Schwieterman, Ph.D., is a Professor at DePaul University, and Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.
Alan Mammoser is a writer and regional planner with the AICP.

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 Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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