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View Resource Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York

When discussing the fate of cities in the 20th century, few voices loom larger than those of noted urbanist and social commentator Jane Jacobs. The Municipal Art Society of New York recently paid tribute to Jacobs' legacy and work in an exhibit at their galleries on Madison Avenue, and they also saw fit to create this accompanying website. The site contains multimedia discussions on urbanism...
View Resource Ryerson & Burnham Archives Archival Image Collection Screenshot

Where can you look at hundreds of different Chicago buildings in one place, as rendered by a sketch club of great distinction? Why, on this remarkable website created by the Art Institute of Chicago, of course. This collection brings together over 4,500 images created by the Chicago Architectural Sketch Club and is remarkable in the way it documents the city's growth (vertical and otherwise) over...