Sustainability Studies faculty member D. Bradford Hunt has just published a new book entitled Planning Chicago, co-authored with Jon B. DeVries, head of Roosevelt’s Real Estate Program, and published by the American Planning Association.
Planning Chicago traces the work of city planners from the 1950s through present-day challenges. It explains the influence of planners in setting the stage for Chicago’s downtown renaissance, while also taking a hard look at the struggles of planning in impoverished neighborhoods. Among its recommendations are greater investment in transit, more innovative neighborhood planning as exemplified by the New Communities Program, and a renewed commitment to forward-thinking city planning.
The book is second in a series published by the American Planning Association on the state of planning in American cities. An excerpt is available here [pdf] and to learn more, visit Professor Hunt’s website.