Building Chicago | Newberry

Building Chicago

Daniel Burnham and Richard J. Daley
Thursday, October 29, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Bill Savage, Northwestern University
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will delve into the ways that Chicago has been shaped by two monumental figures: architect and planner Daniel Burnham, and Mayor Richard J. Daley. While Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago (written with Edward Bennett) is often treated as a sort of Chicago Bible, the actual 20th and 21st Century city was much more profoundly shaped by son of Bridgeport, Richard J. Daley. With a combination of primary texts and artistic representations of Daley, we will discuss the shaping of our city through plans and deeds, shaped by politics and identity.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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