The 1960s brought a shift away from planning orthodoxy—perhaps a reflection of the great changes
sweeping across the country—that is exemplified in Chicago's 1967 Comprehensive Plan of Chicago.
This document, the first city plan to examine social, personal, economic goals, and the built
environment equitably, proposed, in addition to infrastructure and transit developments, many
so-called "quality of life" improvements such as a 15% increase in fire and police staff,
community health centers and clinics, 250 new schools, 75 branch libraries, and 235,000 new
dwelling units (including 35,000 public). Another marked shift occurred in regards to the
implementation of the city's urban renewal program. Recalling the neighborhood conservation
programs of the 1950s, Congress passed the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act
of 1966 which required greater levels of local government and civilian participation and aimed to
promote rehabilitation of existing structures.
- "Ogden Avenue Design Plan," from Lincoln Park Project I brochure, Department of Urban Renewal, June 1965.
- Marina City, 300 N. State St., Chicago, IL, model view, August 1961.
- Bertrand Goldberg typescript, "Marina City - The Central City Plan," April 15, 1960.
- Marina City, 300 N. State St., Chicago, IL, brochure, Plan for 24 Hour Living, c.1963.
- Diversity Within Order, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, March 1967.