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I compared the Impressed by the importance of this document in CRP 712 , Planning Theory, I decided to examine it for myself as an independent study. More than report, I wanted to connect Chicago today. reading the plan and writing a Burnham's vision to what exists in Plan's illustrations to modern scenes and found that many of Burnham's ideas were implemented Drive and the Riverwalk, Wacker Magnificent Mile. or revisted, like the
To immerse myself in the city's culture, I left my car behind in Columbus, and rode the Megabus to Chicago for $38, round trip. To gain the Chicagoan's perspective, I reached me to sleep on his couch for six days as I explored his city out to a complete stranger through couchsurfing.org. The Transportation Planner for the City of Evanston allowed
Improvement of the lakefront. Creation of a system of highways. Improvement and development of freight and passenger rail systems. Establishment of a park system. Efficient street circulation in and out of the business district.
Bringing it all together, I studied my outlines from the Plan, my notes from my expedition, my photographs and maps, and historical reports that I was able to access through the Chicago Public Library to observe how a vision from 1909 could trading post to a world trade.
reinvent itself from a chaotic leader in industry, culture and