Chicago has long been a leader in urban design, architecture and streetscaping. The “City Beautiful Movement” was introduced here in 1893 at the Chicago Exposition also called the Columbian Exposition celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Americas. While the City Beautiful Movement was far from perfect, it introduced cities throughout North America to the importance of streetscape design and in particular tree lined streets and boulevards cleared of “overhead wires”. Key… Read More