The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Community Showcase Tours

  Community Showcase Tours

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.

The tours will depart from and return to the Chicago Cultural Center and include:

MORNING TOURS:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm (choose one)

 AFTERNOON TOURS:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (choose one)

Tours are free, but advance registration is required. For a PDF of the tour descriptions, click here.

A partnership among the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, LISC/ Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Alliance, this collaborative, capacity-building program is designed to generate local pride and build momentum for implementing bold plans in Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. The program has incubated new tours, trained community residents to tell their stories, and introduced a wide variety of new local, professional, and regional audiences to the exciting on-the-ground plans and initiatives that showcase Chicago’s rich and diverse neighborhoods.

The Bold Plans Big Dreams Community Showcase Tours initiative is funded with generous contributions from The Boeing Company and LISC/Chicago.





Program Partners

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 Cultural Alliance

The Alliance is a consortium of Chicago's ethnic museums, cultural centers and historical societies whose mission is to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives. The Alliance connects our member museums and centers to ...[MORE]

LISC Chicago

Local Initiatives Support Corporation organizes capital and other resources to support initiatives that will stimulate the comprehensive development of healthy, stable neighborhoods and foster their connection to the socioeconomic mainstream of the metropolitan region. Five LISC communities--Albany Park, Auburn Gresham, ...[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 10, 2009 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

Cost: Free. Registration Required

Contact: To reserve your ticket, please send your name, e-mail and phone number along with the name of the tour in which you would like to participate to: info@ Tickets limited to 2 per person per tour. Space is limited. All participants will receive confirmation of their reservation.

Tours Depart from and Return to the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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