The Burnham Plan, named for its principal author, the Chicago architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, was formally unveiled in 1909 and proceeded to transform Chicago, then one of the ugliest cities in the world, into one of the most beautiful.
I describe Chicago as the best run city in America, whenever I am asked my opinion of the city, which is a result of a passionate and design conscious mayor but also because of the comprehensive blueprint for smart growth proposed over a century ago in the Burnham Plan.
The newest chapters to the regions length story will added in the coming months in the form of The Metropolis Plan: Choices for the Chicago Region.
The Future of the Chicago Region Looks Green
The Chronology of the Burnham Plan