Journal Article
Urban design in an age of recessions: reflections on a sobered discipline

On 4 July 1909, the Plan of Chicago was issued to great fanfare. Chicago’s several newspapers each featured illustrated supplements highlighting the Plan’s ideas, and ticketed viewings of the Plan’s lavish paintings attracted thousands in the days afterward. Copies of the Plan were distributed widely to government officials, even to then-President of the US, William Howard Taft (Smith 2006Smith, Carl. 2006. The Plan of Chicago, 112–119. University of Chicago Press.[Crossref][Google Scholar]). Civic boosters immediately commenced promotion of the Plan’s ideas, which were widely, and famously, implemented as such iconic city features as Michigan Avenue, Wacker Drive and Grant and Burnham Parks.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRyan BD
JournalJournal of Urban Design
Volume22
Issue2
Pagination147-149
Date Published03/2017
Abstract

On 4 July 1909, the Plan of Chicago was issued to great fanfare. Chicago’s several newspapers each featured illustrated supplements highlighting the Plan’s ideas, and ticketed viewings of the Plan’s lavish paintings attracted thousands in the days afterward. Copies of the Plan were distributed widely to government officials, even to then-President of the US, William Howard Taft (Smith 2006Smith, Carl. 2006. The Plan of Chicago, 112–119. University of Chicago Press.[Crossref][Google Scholar]). Civic boosters immediately commenced promotion of the Plan’s ideas, which were widely, and famously, implemented as such iconic city features as Michigan Avenue, Wacker Drive and Grant and Burnham Parks.

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