Encyclopedia o f Chicago
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
Baroque Planning?
Return to "Heritage"

The Plan of Chicago' s vision of a downtown consisting of monumental buildings and a cityscape apparently lacking in housing and related amenities has drawn the criticism that the Plan neglects the needs of humane urban living.