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Beyond Burnham: authors discuss planning for Chicago region on Nov.30

In the year of the centennial celebration of Daniel Burnham's and Edward Bennett's Plan of Chicago, Joseph Schwieterman and Alan Mammoser provide a fascinating account of a century of visionary planning for metropolitan Chicago. They discuss their book, Beyond Burnham: an illustrated history of planning for the Chicago region, on Monday, November 30, at 4:30 pm, in UIC's Daley Library.

From the Burnham plan to the push for superhighways and airports to battles over urban sprawl, the book showcases an illustrated portrait of the big personalities and the big plans they espoused. The human face of planning appears in the interplay between public officials and citizen advocates. Powerful institutions emerge to promote metropolitan goals. Some efforts succeed while others fail, but the work of planners lives on in efforts to shape new visions for the region's future.

Joseph P. Schwieterman is professor in the School of Public Service and director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. Alan P. Mammoser (MA History '98 and MUPP '99) is a Chicago-based writer and regional planner who has written numerous articles on urban and environmental issues.

This event is part of the UIC Alumni Author series and is sponsored by the CUPPA Alumni Board, the University of Illinois Alumni Association at Chicago, and the UIC Library. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. If you need accommodation for a disability or for more information, contact Linda or 312 413 0394., field_56ba6f8fdb00c

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