<p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago </em>reviews the interplay between development, planning, and zoning in the growth of the Gold Coast, the Central Area, and, more recently, massive "planned developments," such as Mariina City, Illinois Center, and Dearborn Park. It tells the story of bold visions compromised by political realities, battles between residents and developers, and occasional misfires from City Council and City Hall.</p><p>What emerges is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes inspection of the evolving character of the city's landscape. Schwieterman and Caspall recount the many planning innovations that have originated in Chicago, the complexiities and intrigue of its zoning debates, and the recent adoption of a new zoning ordinance that promises to affect the city's economy and image for years to come. </p><p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago</em> is the culmination of a research effort undertaken by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. <br /></p>
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