The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Bold Plans for the Next 100 Years

Bold Plans for the Next 100 Years

A panel of visionary designers and thinkers—including: architect and planner Doug FarrCheryle Jackson, president of the Chicago Urban League; and John Tolva, IBM, Director, Citizenship & Technology—provide an exciting look into an imaginative future. Adele Simmons, vice chair of Chicago Metropolis 2020, moderates. Bold Plans for the Next 100 Years is part of the 2009 Chicago Humanities Festival. Two other Burnham Centennial-themed programs on November 14 are:

 CHF limits advance ticket sales to the capacity of its venues. However, seats may be available at sold out programs. If available, tickets will be sold at the door, first-come first-served, 10 minutes prior to the start time of each program.


Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee in partnership with the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Matters and Chicago Metropolis 2020 with support from The Allstate Foundation.


Program Partners

Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival's mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy, and explore the humanities. We accomplish this by creating an annual Festival of the Humanities and by presenting programs throughout the year that ...[MORE]

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

Chicago's civic leaders are rallying around the opportunity to continue the legacy of the Plan of Chicago through the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, chaired by John Bryan and George Ranney with Adele Simmons as Vice Chair. Staff support is provided ...[MORE]

Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library celebrates the Burnham Plan with the selection of Carl Smith's book, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City for its award-winning program, One Book, One Chicago. Smith's book will be ...[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Saturday, November 14, 2009 noon to 1:30pm

Chicago Humanities Festival

Cost: Adults: $5; Educators & Students: FREE


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