The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The need for planners to shape a community vision has never been greater. The American Planning Association brings together thousands of people — practicing planners, citizens, elected officials — committed to making great communities happen.

APA is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society.

Regional APA chapters participating in the Burnham Plan Centennial include:



Partner Category: Professional Association

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:00pm to 6:00pm

An International Perspective on Planning in 1909

American Planning Association - Chicago Metro Section

The same year Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett presented the Plan of Chicago to the City's Commercial Club, the British Parliament passed the first piece of legislation dealing with town planning. This shared centenary provides an opportunity to look at some of the different ways that urban planning has developed in the two nations and to see what lessons can be learned for the future of planning in a time of economic, social and environmental turbulence.


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