In celebration of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s bold vision for our city and region, the Chicago Public Library has selected Carl Smith’s The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City for its award-winning program, One Book, One Chicago. One Book, One Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to read the same book at the same time, offering events, discussions, exhibits and more to enhance the experience.
Carl Smith’s remarkable and engaging book will bring people together to learn about our city’s past and to contemplate its future. All Chicagoans will enjoy learning more about the Plan of Chicago, and will be inspired by Burnham’s reimagining of our city and his determination to “Make No Small Plans,” as he famously said. Readers can find a copy of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City at their neighborhood Chicago Public Library or bookstore, and are welcome to take part in a number of events and discussions this September and October, including a lecture by Carl Smith on October 24th.
To view the One Book, One Chicago resource guide, which includes the full listing of the remarkable array of programs, events and discussions click here.