Author Events, Chicago, History

Carl Smith on Chicago Tonight

jacket imageMark your calendar and set your Tivo accordingly … Carl Smith will be discussing his latest book, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City tomorrow, October 18, at 7 PM on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. A busy week for Smith: he will also be discussing his new book this Sunday, October 22, at the Chicago History Museum, starting at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the program is free with admission to the newly renovated museum.
After the infamous fire of 1873 that burned the city of Chicago to the ground, city planners were faced with the daunting task of rebuilding from scratch one of the developing nation’s most important cities. The man who imagined a better and more beautiful city was Daniel Burnham. Chronicling Burnham’s efforts to remake the city of Chicago, Carl Smith’s new book sheds light on the Plan of Chicago and artfully shows how the Plan has continued to influence generations of city planners.