book review: Planning Chicago

Planning Chicago, by Jon DeVries and Brad Hunt, calls for a return to big ideas in a city once famous for bold planning. The authors decry the lack of vision and failure to implement that has beset Chicago planning for decades. And they show the maleffects of this failure. While Toronto and other global cities take on impressive infrastructure and development strategies, our town struggles just to maintain its status quo.

Planning Chicago cover

APA Press, E-book (2016)

My review Bring Back the Big Picture appeared in New City (read on-line).

When the E-book appeared this summer, DeVries and Hunt blogged that the book had already sparked conversations to reinvigorate planning for Chicago (read on-line).

written by Alan
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