|From City Beautiful to City Green: Chicago and the Evolution of its Regional Environment
Diane Dillon - The Newberry Library
Harold Platt - Loyola University Chicago
Glenda Daniel - Openlands
Chicago Public Library, Vodak-East Side Branch
October 22, 2009
In 1909 in the Plan of Chicago, Daniel burnham and Edward Bennett responded to large problems in the city and its region—problems that included the lack of public open and green spaces, and an ill-coordinated relationship of the city to its region.
A panel of historians and an environmental activist engage in discussion with each other and the audience about the aesthetic ideas Burnham drew upon, how his ideas for a more beautiful and verdant city encompassed the metropolitan region and how environment questions raised in Burnham and Bennett's Plan are being addressed today.
This program is part of a series co-sponsored by the Burnham Plan Centennial and the Newberry Library, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.