Schaffer speaks about Chicago’s plan
In November, 2010, Associate Professor Kristen Schaffer spoke at the conference “The Cult of the Grand City Plan around 1910,” held at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technical University of Berlin. Her talk focused on the 2009 Chicago Centennial Celebration and enduring legacy of the Plan of Chicago.
Dr. Schaffer also contributed an article to the catalogue of the associated exhibition, “Stadtvisionen/City Visions 1910-2010: Berlin Chicago Paris London.” Her article is titled, “The Plan of Chicago: Published, Unpublished, and the Treachery of Images.”
According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, “the Plan of Chicago of 1909, more familiarly known as the Burnham Plan—after its principal author, architect and city planner Daniel H. Burnham—is one of the most noted documents in the history of city planning.”