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Planners Look Back as Another Burnham Centennial Approaches

Besides Chicago, another Daniel Burnham-planned city is turning 100. Baguio City in the Philippines will turn 100 in 2009, and local planners are trying to apply urban reform elements from Burnham's original plan in time for the celebration.
November 15, 2008, 9am PST | Nate Berg
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"This city, the country's undisputed summer capital, was designed by Chicago-based architect Daniel Burnham to host 25,000 residents in 1906."

"Officially chartered in 1909, Baguio will celebrate its centennial next year. The city achieved its maximum population in less than 50 years, from 489 residents in 1903 to 29,262 in 1948."

"Almost 100 years later, local architects and urban planners have been busy studying how much of the city's development template could still be applied to an urban renewal campaign for a city population that reached 183,000 in 1991."

The population of the city is now more than 300,000.

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Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in Philippine Daily Inquirer
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