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On plans big and little

[Kind of a repost. Getting worked like a speedbag today.] “Make no little plans” – Daniel Burnham. Or not. It’s a pernicious little quote because there’s nothing qualitative about it – it demands that plans only be not little (I’m unaware of Burnham’s official position on medium-sized plans). But Burnham said a lot of other […]

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Imagine that

Daniel Burnham’s old chestnut about “little plans” is all over the 2016 materials and the dailies’ defenses of the Olympics. But Burnham had a few other things to say about Chicago and plans that are worth keeping in mind.