Parks

3 Acres on the Lake: DuSable Park Proposal Project

Location

United States
41° 53' 21.9984" N, 87° 36' 47.88" W
US
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book,Palmer, Laurie
Date: 
2003
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In 1988, the city of Chicago declared three acres of public land along Lake Michigan the future home of DuSable Park--a green refuge dedicated to Chicago's first settler, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. The park has yet to emerge, however, and it is possible that these three lakefront acres could be sold to developers. In 2001, Chicago artist Laurie Palmer sent out an open request for proposals, and the resulting artwork became an innovative exhibit. This inspiring collaboration of Chicago's artists, architects, and activists to bring the plight of DuSable Park to the public has now been catalogued in 3 Acres on the Lake . This volume includes fascinating and thought-provoking renderings of the imagined DuSable Park, as well as commentary on the project and other public space issues from many of its contributors. 3 Acres on the Lake will be insightful reading for anyone interested in urban planning, landscape architecture, and the struggle to preserve public space in American cities.
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English
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Plans of Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book Roche, R. Samuel
Date: 
2009
Edition: 
1st
Abstract: 
"In 'Plans of Chicago,' R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher investigate the 'Plan of Chicago' as a design strategy and a point of departure for a new regional planning approach. They illuminate it historical context through a discussion of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the 1901 McMillan Plan for Washington, DC, its primary antecedents. Comparing its priorities and strategies with those of earlier and later plans of Chicago -- including projects by Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jenson, and Ludwig Hilberseimer -- Roche and Lasher offer a new approach to regional planning that combines the strengths and objectives of these various plans of Chicago.'
Language: 
English
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Abstract taken from notes in dust jacket.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
978061528220

Green House

Date: 
2004
Volume: 
Winter 2004
Abstract: 
A quarterly magazine devoted to home agriculture, art, and ecology
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eng
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