The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Centennial Activities

Plan of Chicago Centennial Edition

Great Books Foundation

The Centennial Edition of the Plan of Chicago is a high quality, yet affordable reprint of the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett that enables residents throughout the region (and beyond) to access, study and learn from this important work, and better understand its profound impact on our region and on the modern profession of urban planning. [MORE]

Chicago History Magazine

Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum dedicates the Spring 2010 issue of Chicago History magazine to the making and impact of the Burnham Plan. Article subjects include the geometry of the Plan, the inclusion/exclusion of islands and the contributions of civic leader Sen. Charles B. Farwell.  The Magazine will be published May 1, 2010. [MORE]

Saturday, July 4, 2009 10:00am to noon

100th Anniversary of the Presentation of the Plan of Chicago

Chicago History Museum

Join the Chicago History Museum for an extraordinary Fourth of July celebration. This Independence Day marks the Museum’s 49th annual festivities and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the official presentation of the Plan of Chicago to the City.

Exhibit : Saturday, November 8, 2008 to Monday, January 19, 2009

BURNHAM 2.0: A Composite Plan for the High Speed Rail City

Chicago Architectural Club

One of the most imposing challenges Chicago will face in the 21st century is mobility—finding faster, more efficient, and more sustainable ways to move people and materials.

Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Burnham 2.0: Judges Panel

Chicago Humanities Festival

A distinguished panel of architects and designers from around the world will discuss and critique the various works on display in the Chicago Architectural Club’s Burnham 2.0 exhibition at the Chicago History Museum which opens as part of the 2008 Chicago Humanities Festival.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chicago History Museum Members’ Annual Meeting

Chicago History Museum

Museum president Gary T. Johnson and board president Sharon Gist Gilliam invite you to a light reception and remarks on the Museum’s past year of activities.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:30pm to 8:00pm

H2Oil: Mixing Oil and Water

Chicago History Museum

The opening event of the Illinois Humanities Council's year-long "All Consuming" series features Richard Heinberg—author of Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines and Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute—in conversation with Steve Edwards of Chicago Public Radio. [MORE]

Friday, March 27, 2009 8:30am to 2:30pm

Professional Development Workshop for CPS Teachers

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

The Burnham Plan Centennial in collaboration with the DePaul Center for Urban Education and the Chicago Public Schools Office of Literacy, Instruction and Assessment invites third- and eighth-grade and special education teachers to participate in a special day-long workshop that will help teachers to make the city itself a vital part of the curriculum. [MORE]

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