Here is a picture from one of the world’s great planned cities. This may be an easy one, but here’s an extra tip: this park was the inspiration behind the political push for Museum Park in Downtown Miami. Can you name this city?

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10 Responses to Pic o’ the Day

  1. Lance says:

    Chicago’s Millennium Park!

  2. Kathryn Moore says:

    Thanks, Lance! Learn more about this award-winning public space here: http://www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=829

    Your writer was there last week for the First National CicloVia Conference hosted by Chicago’s Active Transportation Alliance. Have you been there?

    What do our readers think about this public space?

  3. John says:

    Millennium Park in Chicago should be the model other cities follow when creating grand public spaces. I spent a wonderful summer afternoon there in 2005 I soon won’t forget. What a beautiful place.

  4. Anon says:

    Chicago is well planned not because the Burnham plan was particularly great, but beacuse they taught the plan, and urban planning in general, in Chicago public schools for years after the plan was adopted. Imagine local politics in Miami if every voter knew at least basic urban planning vocab, imagine the better planning and transit decisions that would be made.

  5. Kathryn Moore says:

    Anon, have you read The Smart Growth Manual?
    I’ll post a review of it this week.

  6. Lance says:

    It is a beautiful park, and really nicely done. I love the wide variety of activities there are within the park.

  7. Tony Garcia says:

    Anon, what a cool idea. Teaching urban planning to school children would be awesome.

  8. Warmanns says:

    The darn thing was insanely expensive. Then again, visitors to Chicago seem to enjoy it, and the Bean is pretty impressive …

    I’m surprised you did not play up the bike station on the northeast side. As part of this project the City of Chicago put in a bike station that contains lockers, showers, a bike repair shop, a bike rental station, and a Chicago Police Department substation with - you guessed it - bike cops. For folks with offices on the east side of the Loop or just south of the river, it is terrific - close to the bike path on the lake and a short walk to the office through Millennium Park.

  9. Frank says:

    Two museums will never be built in Miami’s Bicentennial Park. They are both broke and further Miami Art Museum has no visitors and no support from major local collectors. If they get built they will suck the life out of every taxpayer forced to cover their losses.

    Someday the 28 acres of green space could be an attractive waterfront park.

  10. Jose says:

    Miami’s Bicentennial Park should stay green. Former Mayor Manny Diaz’s scheme to spend over $500 Million of taxpayer money to construct two massive concrete buildings on taxpayer owned waterfront land was doomed from the start.

    Let Bicentennial Park be Miami’s Central Park. It should be planned with less than 1% concrete not 50% concrete like the current plan.

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