The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, neighborhood-based development as an alternative to sprawl.  Members are the life of the organization – they are the planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors, and community activists who create and influence our built environment, transforming growth patterns from the inside out. Whether it's bringing restorative plans to hurricane-battered communities in the Gulf Coast, turning dying malls into vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods, or reconnecting isolated public housing projects to the surrounding fabric, new urbanists are providing leadership in community

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, October 8, 2009 8:00am to 5:00pm

Context Sensitive Street Design: How Illinois is Responding to the Challeges and Opportunities

Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), Illinois Chapter

Learn the design side of context sensitive solutions for urban thoroughfares. Learn how to make them efficient, attractive and vibrant. Appreciate their ability to connect cities and neighborhoods to each other and understand how such ideals are echoed amidst the planned intentions of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett 100 years ago as presented in the great Plan of Chicago. [MORE]

Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), Illinois Chapter



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