No Small Plans was inspired by the 1911 Wacker’s Manual, which was once used in classrooms to explain Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago.
In a city of thousands of intersections, Millennium Park is the ultimate intersection and the best place in Chicago to people-watch.
I walked the Bloomingdale Line in the 1980s, when freight trains were still running up there. Now I give CAF tours of The 606, a remade railroad viaduct that’s not just a hiking and biking trail, but a town center for four old Chicago neighborhoods.
Northerly Island is such an interesting piece of Chicago's landscape history! After utilization in many different ways, including as the site of a world's fair and as a small airport, it’s now a nature preserve connecting water, land and city.
We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAF.
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function…