Please join Women in Planning and Development
for an intimate conversation of planning in Chicago with Jon DeVries and D. Bradford
Hunt, the co-authors of “Planning
Chicago.” We will be discussing the role of, and impact on, women in the
planning of the Windy City and Chicago’s planning history more broadly. Released
earlier this year, “Planning Chicago” examines the current state of city planning
in Chicago, weighs it against the city’s rich legacy of planning and urban
design, and suggests the need for a new generation of planning in Chicago:
In Planning Chicago, Hunt and
DeVries tell the real stories of the planners, politicians, and everyday people
who shaped contemporary Chicago, starting in 1958, early in the Richard J.
Daley era. Over the ensuing decades, planning did much to develop the
Loop, protect Chicago's famous lakefront, and encourage industrial growth and
neighborhood development in the face of national trends that savaged other
cities. But planning also failed some of Chicago's communities and did
too little more others. The Second City is no longer defined by its past
and its myths but by the nature of its emerging postindustrial future.
invite you to explore the Chicago Tribune’s request for proposals for “A New Plan of Chicago.”
As advocates for good planning, we would like to discuss at this event issues
confronting Chicago today, from imperiled public schools to the concentration
of violent crime on our City’s south and west sides, through the lens of our
past successes and failures. We hope that this event will spark debate for what
we, the new generation of planners, can do to fulfill Burnham’s mission: Make
no little plans.
The event will be hosted at Open Books,
213 W. Institute Place, near the Chicago Brown Line El stop on November 18th at
6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event will be free for members
($10 for non-members), but please RSVP at wpdchicago.com.
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