What Would Jane Say? City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos
In celebration of Jane Addams' Day, we are delighted to present local author Metzger, discussing her provocative new book. In 1909, while Daniel Burnham and his allies developed the Plan for Chicago-with personal and business interests in mind-Jane Addams and her female contemporaries were engaged in city building of a different sort, City Livable ideas that addressed social, economic, and cultural needs. One hundred years later, Metzger employs painstaking research, historical detail, and a pinch of imagination to explore how the city might have been different if Addams had had her way and what she might have thought about where we are now.