Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago - 2009 Upper Midwest Planning Conference - September 24-26 - Chicago, IL

July 2009 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1909 Plan of Chicago, familiarly known as the Burnham Plan—after its principal author, architect and city planner Daniel H. Burnham. A legacy planning document that influenced and shaped the entire planning profession, it looked at the metropolitan area from a regional perspective.

The annual Upper Midwest Planning Conference, whose sponsorship rotates between Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota Chapters of the American Planning Association, will consider the 100 years of planning practice since the Plan of Chicago. To re-integrate professional fields that have become too often separated from planning, the American Institute of Architects and Landmarks Illinois have partnered in the conference design. It while critically examine the trajectory of the planning profession for the next 100 years.

This conference is designed to make participants “think big!” The mobile workshop-centric program will get participants out and about in one of the world’s greatest metropolitan areas. The goal is to expand the way attendees view their work in shaping regional growth, development, and re-development.

For information and online registration: http://www.ilapa.org/conf/09/conf2009.html

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