The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

About the Centennial


Burnham 100 Bulletin
Bold Plans Big Dreams
October 8, 2009
This week's Centennial offerings include a number of rich event opportunities from tours, to teens to university programs. For the full listing of October exhibits and public programs click here
Burnham and Bennett's "Originality, Daring and Genius:" Problems and Prospects
October 9; 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago, Mundelein Auditorium
1032 W. Sheridan Road

Loyola University Chicago presents a two-panel discussion exploring the legacy and implications of the Plan of Chicago, with a special focus on the Edgewater and Rogers Park Communities. Ecological issues and planning questions will be discussed by various speakers. [MORE]

Bold Plans. Big Dreams. Community Showcase Tours
October 10; 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Departs from and returns to Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington

As part of One Book, One Chicago programming, explore the unique stories and bold plans of six diverse Chicago neighborhoods as told through the voices of community leaders and residents. [MORE]

Calumet Regionalism: Past and Future Conference
October 10; 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Chicago State University Academic Library
9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

This 10th annual Calumet Heritage Conference will be led by Ann Durkin Keating, author of Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age. The conference will examine the theme of regionalism in Calumet and also features a discussion on the planning history of the area by historian and author Rod Sellers. [MORE]

YOUmedia presents "Planning Our Urban Future"
October 10; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State St., 1st floor

As part of One Book, One Chicago programming, a group of teens is working with the Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia mentors to create digital representations of issues in their neighborhoods and offer creative solutions to these challenges. Join the teens for a special presentation of documentaries, performances and community art projects. [MORE]

Mobile Bold Plans Big Dreams Art Gallery
October 10; 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Orange Line Elevated Train

Art on Track artists will be transforming an orange line elevated train car into a mobile art gallery. Artists will portray their ideas for the future of Chicago through sculpture, paintings and installations. Information on each plan will be available to viewers as they interact with the visual representations. [MORE]

Click on the following links for a complete list of Centennial programs by category:


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