The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Columbia is an undergraduate and graduate college whose principal commitment is to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity in the arts, communications, and public information within a context of enlightened liberal education.  Located in Chicago's South Loop community area, Columbia is an urban institution whose students reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of contemporary America.

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Centennial Activities

Thursday, November 5, 2009 6:00pm to 8:00pm

An Ongoing Legacy: The Burnham Plan from the City Beautiful Movement to Daley's Post-Modernist Chicago

In this illustrated Friends of the Library Signature Showcase presentation, Dr. Dominic Pacyga explores the roots and impact of the Plan of Chicago from its conception to present day.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 6:00pm

Not a Drop to Spare: Oil and Water Scarcity in Popular Culture

Columbia College Chicago

Resource scarcity is a common feature in post-apocalyptic scenarios. How has scarcity of water or oil resources been depicted in films and television programs and what do these depictions tell us about our concerns about these resources? How do they reflect the times in which they were produced?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:00pm

One Book, One Chicago: The Biography of Chicago

Chicago Public Library

Historian Dominic Pacyga traces our city's storied past, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. Pacyga's latest book, Chicago: A Biography, is filled with all of the city's characters and defining moments. [MORE]

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Founders Lectures: RICHARD FLORIDA Conversations in the Arts

Columbia College Chicago

Urban studies theorist Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Florida is best known for developing the controversial concept of the “creative class” and its impact on urban regeneration. He argues that metropolitan regions with concentrations of high-tech workers, artists, musicians, lesbians and gay men correlate with a higher level of economic development.


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