The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Southeast Environmental Task Force works to empower residents and students on the Southeast Side and the south suburbs of Chicago to improve their local environment.  It also promotes pollution prevention and progressive business practices in Calumet region facilities. Another focus is the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the region's natural areas and sustainable development of its industrial lands.

To commemorate the Centennial, SETF hopes to produces a Lake Calumet Tours & Pamphlet that introduces the public to the Burnham Plan's proposals for the Lake Calumet area. A pamphlet and tour will explain the 1909 Plan's intentions for the Calumet area (history focus) and current plan's for the area's development (future focus).

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:00pm

The Burnham Plan and Chicago's Southeast Side

Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Join author Rod Sellers at the Vodak East Side Library for a presentation about how Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan impacted Chicago's Southeast Side. The program will also look at subsequent planning initiatives for the area.Included will be: the Van Vlissingen Plan (1920) for Lake Calumet Harbor as well as other plans for port development in the area; the Lake Calumet Airport Plan (1990); current real estate developments in the area including the South Works Development and the 134th Street Redevelopment Project; and City of Chicago planning initiatives for the Calumet area. [MORE]

Southeast Environmental Task Force

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Southeast Environmental Task Force
13300 South Baltimore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60633
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