The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Friends of Downtown is the voice for intelligent planning and urban design for downtown Chicago. Founded in 1981, we are recognized as a vital and influential component of the city’s design and building process. Members throughout the metropolitan area are committed to ensuring that downtown Chicago remains the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Announcement of Pavilion Designs

Burnham Pavilions

Join Alderman Brendan Reilly, The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Art Institute of Chicago and Friends of Downtown to learn about the temporary Burnham Pavilions in Millennium Park.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Trials and Tribulations: Daniel Burnham & Chicago City Planning in the 21st Century

Friends of Downtown


Join the Friends of Downtown at their annual meeting for an evening of light appetizers, drinks and discussion.

One hundred years after the Plan of Chicago was published, downtown Chicago is a much different place than Burnham imagined -- though benefits and visions from his plan endure. Join the Friends of Downtown during its annual meeting to discuss if and how urban planning can work in the 21st Century. [MORE]

Friends of Downtown

Website: http://www.friendsofdowntown...

Friends of Downtown
P.O. Box 1635
Chicago, IL 60690
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