—Michael Davidson, Editor, Zoning Practice, American Planning Association
“The Politics of Place a History of Zoning in Chicago is written by a highly credible team with impressive academic credentials and extensive practical experience. The research for this book is thorough. The documentation is impressive. Schwieterman and Caspall have given us extraordinary insight into the personality of Chicago’s creative leadership as well as the dynamic growth resulting from their efforts. Perhaps of greater significance, zoning is shown to be an important planning tool that is given the attention it deserves for the first time.”
—Miles Berger, author of They Built Chicago, Entrepreneurs Who Shaped a Great City’s Architecture
“A new book on urban planning, The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago, is not just for academics and urban planners. It looks at the city's development from the time of Ft. Dearborn through the aftermath of the Chicago Fire to the time the first limits were placed on building heights and into the 21st Century. Lots of great historical photos—one shows a nearly unbelievably jam-packed downtown intersection in 1909—are included in this book by Joseph P. Schwieterman and Dana M. Caspall.
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