The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

About the Centennial


Burnham 100 Bulletin
Bold Plans Big Dreams
October 29, 2009
Come say goodbye to the Burnham Pavilions, closing Sunday after a five-month run in Millennium Park. Deconstruction of both pavilions starts early next week. Although the pavilions are coming down, the Centennial continues with a number of future-looking programs including a reception recognizing our progress this year in GREEN LEGACIES. For the full listing of November exhibits and public programs click HERE.
The Plan of Chicago: A Regional Legacy
November 4, 7:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Chicago geographer and historian Dennis McClendon includes images of the Chicago that faced the planners a century ago in a lecture about the grand visions they had for the city and what actually resulted from the Plan. [MORE]

Infrastructures for Change Workshop
November 5, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
625 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago

This day-long workshop brings together design practitioners and theorists, engineers, environmental scientists and ecologists, policy makers, and public health specialists to examine the process of change in our collective environments. [MORE]

Our Green Metropolis: The Next 100 Years
November 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, Openlands
Feinberg Theater, Spertus Museum
610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

The greatest legacy of the 1909 Plan of Chicago was the regional green infrastructure it created. Partners from around the region will announce the next steps for key Green Legacy projects and how the region can become a green metropolis. [MORE]

A Conversation With the Critics: Imagining the Future of the City
November 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Murphy Auditorium
50 East Erie Street, Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation presents architectural critics Jonathan Glancey (The Guardian), Paul Goldberger (The New Yorker), Sarah Williams Goldhagen (The New Republic) and Blair Kamin (Chicago Tribune) discussing the future of cities worldwide. [MORE]

The Mannahatta Project: Manhattan Island Year 1609
November 6, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Conservation ecologist Eric W. Sanderson closes the CHICAGO NATURE & WILDLIFE RESEARCH SUMMIT with his multi-media presentation on the Mannahatta Project, an effort to reconstruct the landscape of Manhattan Island in 1609. [MORE]

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


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