Apr 15, 2013

What Would Jane Say?

A very interesting book by Janice Metzger about Jane  Addams and City Planning.

"Jane Addams and Daniel Burnham were contemporaries. Both were city-builders although their approaches were very different. Addams was the Chicago and national leader of the settlement house movement. Burnham was the Chicago and national leader of the City Beautiful movement. The historic record seems to indicate that their paths crossed only infrequently, but their circles of friends and acquaintances overlapped with regularity. When the idea of writing this book to contrast the Addams and Burnham approaches to city-building occurred to me, it was hard to imagine that it hadn't already been conceived and written--the connections between their worlds seemed so obvious"