Daniel Burnham

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Keanu Reeves, Daniel Burnham Dream No Longer a Reality

Keanu Reeves will no longer portray Daniel Burnham in a film adaptation of The Devil in the White City.

October 13, 2022 - Variety

A image of the World's Columbian Exposition overlayed with a picture of Keanu Reeves in the rain from the movie Point Break.

Keanu Reeves Set to Play Daniel Burnham in ‘The Devil in the White City’

Planning is going to get a new level of star power as a limited series adaptation of The Devil in the White City gets ready for television screens in 2024.

August 8, 2022 - Reel Chicago

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What Is the City Beautiful Movement?

Known for grand buildings and sweeping green spaces, the City Beautiful movement combined philosophy and architecture into a powerful planning ideology that still drives urban design into the present day.

December 2, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Administration building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, on opening day, May 1, 1893

Exhibition Shows the Swagger and the Social Conscience of a Previous Era of Planning

It's rare for an entire exhibition to be devoted to the practice and history of planning. This is a big one.

July 9, 2019 - CityLab

Administration building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, on opening day, May 1, 1893

Daniel Burnham: Appearing Soon on Television Screens

Make no unbingeable television, or something like that.

February 12, 2019 - Variety

The Nutcracker

Planning Finally Gets a Role in the Ballet

We've seen planning take the Broadway stage and turned into an Oprah, but perhaps the ballet is the most surprising place to see planning ideas on the stage.

December 6, 2018 - Next City

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The Pace of Chicago Demolitions Worries Preservationists

In neighborhoods with lots of new development, buildings cited in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey are coming down fast.

June 1, 2018 - Chicago Magazine

Administration building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, on opening day, May 1, 1893

Daniel Burnham to Get the Musical Theatre Treatment

A theater in Chicago will open a new musical about the famous urban planner and architect in June of this year.

January 24, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

Grand Ambitions for $7 Billion Investment in Washington D.C.'s Union Station

The Washington Post provides all the details, renderings, history, commentary, and more that one could want about Amtrak's proposed $7 billion investment in Daniel Burnham's historic Union Station.

September 20, 2014 - The Washington Post

Updated Plans for Chicago's Memorial to Daniel Burnham

A planned memorial for Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham got an upgrade this week in the form of a proposed 1.6-mile interactive walking path and new materials for the site of the memorial.

June 28, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Searching for a Sequel to the Plan of Chicago

Calling Chicago a "city on the brink", the editors of the Chicago Tribune issue an "RFP" for residents and civic groups to put forth a vision for Chicago that can address its chronic woes, ensure its survival, and inspire people to action.

October 8, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

Could Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Get a Complete Street Makeover?

As the State of Illinois and City of Chicago begin envisioning the future of North Lake Shore Drive, a coalition of 15 local advocacy groups have put forth a plan to return the artery to the original vision put forth by Daniel Burnham.

August 7, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times

How to Win at the 'Planning Game'

Julia Vitullo-Martin reviews Alexander Garvin's new book, "The Planning Game," which examines four case studies for lessons on how shrewd investments in the public realm can revitalize a city.

April 15, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Make No Little Plans Without Twitter

Chuck Wolfe suggests five "Burnhamisms" for getting communities inspired and engaged with urban planning, including using social media and video to communicate your message.

March 7, 2011 - myurbanist

19th Century Chicago History Goes Hollywood

Hollywood producers are planning a film version of the Chicago-focused book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America.

November 13, 2010 - Deadline New York

A New Emphasis on Compact Communities in Chicago

Branden Klayko says that Chicago's new GOTO 2040 plan is a bold vision that includes extensive infill development and an emphasis on creating compact communities around transit.

November 10, 2010 - The Architect's Newspaper

A New Plan for Chicago Fails to Stir Men's Blood

Blair Kamin looks at "Go to 2040", a new regional plan for the Chicago area that he says has few goals to get excited about and "reflects an era of scarce resources."

October 15, 2010 - The Chicago Tribune

The Urban and Civic Impact of Daniel Burnham

A documentary airing nationally on PBS today looks at the work of Daniel Burnham and the emergence of the urban planning profession.

September 6, 2010 - Architectural Record

Daniel Burnham, Movie Star

A new documentary about the architect and planner Daniel Burnham - naturally called 'Make No Little Plans' - arrives in theaters this week.

June 9, 2010 - The Archimedia Workshop

Why Burnham's Big Plan Worked

Aaron M. Renn reflects on the success of Daniel Burnham's plan of Chicago, and why. Perhaps it was the lack of government involvement in the planning process?

May 3, 2010 - The Urbanophile

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