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City Visions 1910 and 2010

Burnham Plan

Proposed boulevard across the Chicago River in the 1909 City Beautiful plan.

The preparation of City Visions is celebrated in an exhibition currently on display in the Lighthouse, Glasgow, after previously being in Berlin and London.  It focuses on four cities: Berlin, Chicago, London and Paris. It celebrates the centenary of the ‘General Town Planning Exhibition in Berlin’ in 1910, but also looks at the same 4 cities in 2010. What can we learn for today from this exhibition? Continue reading