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Bold Plans Big Dreams
June 8, 2009
The Burnham Blog by Patrick T. Reardon

This blog—that starts today—is about history, planning and the future.

It's rooted in the recognition that we live in a world that is created by plans—and by the failure to make plans.

It is written by Patrick T. Reardon, a Chicagoan, born and bred. He has been writing about the city, its region and planning issues, mainly in the Chicago Tribune, for nearly 40 years.

Here's a taste of today's post:

    Living Inside the Burnham Plan

    The Plan of Chicago—known as the Burnham Plan for its main author Daniel Burnham—was published a century ago.

    So what? Why should anyone care?

    Here's why:

    Whether you realize it or not, you live inside the Burnham Plan. All of us do—Chicagoans, suburbanites, even those on the farthest edges of development.

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