A century ago Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett's plan for Chicago transformed the teeming, industrial metropolis into a living space as beautiful as it is commercially productive. In a similar vein, this project presents a comprehensive vision of an infrastructure that is as pleasant as it is productive.
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Chicago's infrastructure is a complex system involving every level of government, dozens of companies, and millions of users. My teammates Cecilia Ambros, Ruth Nechas, Amanda Wirth, and I became familiar with best practices in water, waste, energy, and information management, and envisioned the transformative effects of new technologies.
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