Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

This course is about Chicago, We will cover the history of the city and region, the politics, corruption, arts, plans, neighborhoods, humor, achievements and the future of the City.


Great Article in the Urbanophile about Chicago.

"Today I want to look at the other side of my last piece, namely the strengths Chicago has today. If you think about the current challenges in comparison to the ones in the 70s and early 80s, well, there is no comparison. Back then, in an era when big cities were in decline across the board, it wouldn’t have been unreasonable to think that Chicago could head the direction of Detroit. Today that seems like a remote possibility given that there are so many strengths that the city has to partially offset its demographic and economic weakness."