The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Alliance Française of Chicago provides a forum for promoting a worldly perspective in today’s global society. The organization prides itself on being diverse and international, not only focusing on France but on all French speaking countries — places such as Belgium, Morocco, Québec, Switzerland, Haiti, Luxembourg and Martinique.


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Centennial Activities

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:30pm

Haussmann’s Paris and Burnham’s Chicago lecture

Alliance Francaise de Chicago

Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s radical remaking of Paris during the 1860’s had an obvious and profound influence on the 1909 Plan of Chicago prepared by Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett. Chicago-based architect Timothy Brown, who worked in Paris for many years as director of IIT’s European Study Programs, explores the sometimes unexpected ways the respective plans continue to inform contemporary urban planning efforts. [MORE]

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