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The Plan of Chicago

Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham's 1909 "Plan of Chicago," proposed many of the city's most distinctive features. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals how the "Plan" defined the City Beautiful movement and was the first comprehensive attempt to reimagine a major American city. 62 halftones. 6 maps.

Author Notes
  Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University