Who Is Leading Chicago's Urban Renaissance?

According to columnist John McCarron, Mayor Richard M. Daley is an enlightened, albeit untrained, urban designer and planner.
April 17, 2002, 10am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But in reality, [Chicago Mayor] Richard Michael Daley is his own judge of what gets built and what does not, what gets torn down and what gets preserved... Not since Pierre L'Enfant laid out Washington, D.C., has a single person so controlled both the vision, and the reality, of a city in transition... Downtown, the city undertook a series of major public improvements, each reflecting Daley's evolving feel for the virtues of walk-ability and old-time urban charm... there's no question that Rich Daley is presiding over--no, is personally directing--an extraordinary urban renaissance."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in The Chicago Tribune
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