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Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
The Plan of Chicago
Chicago in 1909
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
A Living Document
Paris Transformed
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The Plan of Chicago includes this proposal by French architect and city planner Eugene Hénard for improving traffic patterns in Paris. Hénard is known for, among other things, inventing the one-directional traffic circles that many cities (though not Chicago) use to improve circulation at busy intersections.