The Resilient Cities Project, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, began in 2013. Both Paris and Chicago were added in the second round of bidding by cities, in December 2014. The third round of bidding has just ended for 100 Resilient Cities.
Cities share ideas about how to face their challenges and enter the support network of cooperation that includes the creation of a chief resilience officer and networking with partners (private, public, and NGO).
Chicago will be getting a new museum in 2017, and its venue will be unique to the United States: the first museum to speak about American writers as a group. The American Writers Museum will be located at 180 N. Michigan Avenue, at Michigan and Lake Street.
This museum will be an excellent way for anyone to get the equivalent exposure to American Literature that one might normally get in a college survey course. Which 150 books by American authors are the ones that cannot be missed? That is the question...
The organizers are hoping for annual attendance at 120,000 annual entries for its early years, and it will occupy a space of 11,000 square feet. Donations are currently being accepted to help cover the costs of installation and the first three years of operating costs. To get involved, visit the museum website.
Steve Johnson, "New American Writers Museum is slated to open in 2017 on Michigan Avenue" Chicago Tribune (October 27, 2015).
Joëlle Zask has just published an introduction to John Dewey in French (http://cems.ehess.fr/index.php?3615). Who was this pragmatic philosopher that spent a decade as a faculty member in the philosophy department at the University of Chicago and influenced the disciplines of sociology and education?
It will not be the first program about Chicago on France Culture, but it will be one of the longest in recent French broadcasting. For French speakers wanting to learn more about Chicago this is an ideal opportunity. For American seeking to improve their French, what better way than to see how France views Chicago?
This week France Culture takes you to Chicago, from October 17-23.
Rudolf Dreikurs (1897-1972) was born in Vienna and was an accomplished musician, though he never performed professionally, composing songs, and playing piano, viola, violin, and cello. He served as lieutenant in the Austrian army in World War I. After the war, he began his training in medicine and met Alfred Adler, becoming increasingly convinced by his Individual Psychology approach.
He arrived in Chicago in 1937, shortly after Alfred Adler died, but he took up Adler's work at Hull House, where he also lived. He fostered community psychiatry, leading community child guidance centers and working with schools. He wanted to develop a pragmatic method to encourage misbehaving children to become more cooperative. For example, he suggested that teachers should use encouraging words with students whether or not their work was successful. Dreikurs promoted group dynamics and group psychotherapy, as well as music therapy. Among his books are: The Challenge of Parenthood (1958) and Psychology in the Classroom (1968).
In 1952 he founded the Institute of Adlerian Psychology in Chicago which is today's Adler University, the oldest independant psychology school in North America, which has over 1,200 students.
A little corner to encourage you to read and listen to poetry from Chicago.
Hear Gwendolyn Brooks read "the mother" from A Street in Bronzeville (1945) and other poetry (Poetry Foundation's Essential American Poets selected by Donald Hall, in a recording made at the Library of Congress, January 19, 1961).
2003. Skybridge, 1 N. Halstead Street, 39 stories.
1980. Xerox Center, 55 W. Monroe Street, 41 stories.
1975. Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 W. Van Buren Street, 27 stories.
1973. Sears Tower, 223 S. Wacker Drive, 110 stories with a skydeck.
1972. Aon Center (Standard Oil Building), 200 E. Randolph Street. CNA Plaza, 44 stories, 325 S. Wabash Avenue.
Peace Parade and Workers' Picnic by Maurice Bailen.
1934. Halsted Street by Conrad (Nelson) Friberg.
The Great Depression by Maurice Bailen.
Chicago in all things Literary: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Essays and Criticism
AL ASWANY,Alaa, Chicago, tr. Abdel Wahab, New York: Harper, 2008. ALGREN, Nelson, Chicago: City on the Make , Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. BELLOW, Saul, The Adventures of Augie March, 1953.
—, Herzog, 1964.
—, Ravelstein, 2000. BROOKS, Gwendolyn, Selected Poems , New York: HarperCollins, 2006. CISNEROS, Sandra, The House on Mango Street , New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 1991. DREISER, Theodore, Sister Carrie  , .
DYBEK, Stuart, The Coast of Chicago , New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Picador, 2003.
—, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, Stories, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
—, Streets in Their Own Ink (Poems), New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
FULLER, Henry B., The Cliff Dwellers: A Novel, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893.
GUZMAN, Richard R. (ed.), Black Writing From Chicago: In the World, Not of It?, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006.
HUGHES, Langston, "Chicago," in Arnold Rampersad (ed.), The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, New York: Vintage, 1994, p.616-617.
KIPLING, Rudyard, "Chicago," chapter 5, American Notes (1891).
LIEBLING, A.J., Chicago, The Second City , Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
MAMET, David, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, 1974.
—, "the Museum of Science and Industry Story," 5 Television Plays, 1975.
McQUADE, Molly (ed.), An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
NESS, Eliot, The Untouchables, 1947.
PARETSKY, Sara, Fire Sale, 2005.
—, Writing in an Age of Silence, London: Verso, 2007.
PYNCHON, Thomas, Against the Day (2006).
SANDBURG, Carl, Chicago Poems, 1916.
—, The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919, 1919.
SHERWIN, Byron L., The Cubs and the Kabbalist, Denton, Texas: West Oak Press, 2006.
SINCLAIR, Upton, The Jungle , New York: American Library/Signet Classic, 2001; New York: Random House/Modern Libary, 2002.
WRIGHT, Richard, Native Son , New York: Vintage, 2000.
Chicago's Reality (outside of Literature)
ADDAMS, Jane, My Friend, Julia Lathrop, New York: Macmillan Co., 1935.
ADLER, Jeffrey S., "'Halting the Slaughter of the Innocents,': the Civilizing Process and the Surge in violence in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago," in Social Science History 25.1 (2001) p.29-52.
BACHIN, Robin F., Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
BULMER, Martin, The Chicago School of Sociology: Institutionalization, Diversity, and the Rise of Social Research, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
CARSON, Mina, Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
CONDIT, Carl W., The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1985-1925 [19 ??], Chicago: U Chicago Press, 1973.
CRONON, William, Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, 1991.
DEEGAN, Mary Jo, "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Women of Hull-House, 1895-1899," American Sociologist 19.4 (Winter 1988), p.301-310.
DIAMOND, Andrew, "From Fighting Gangs to Black Nations: Race, Power, and the Other Civil Rights Movement in chicago's West Side Ghetto, 1957-1968" Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines 116 (Spring 2008) p.51-65. DRAKE, St. Clair and CAYTON, Horace R., Black Metropolis, A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City, , Revised and Enlarged, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
DURKIN KEATING, Ann, Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
DZUBACK, Mary Ann, Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
EBNER, Michael H., Creating Chicago's North Shore: a Suburban History, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
GENET, Jean, "The Members of the Assembly," Esquire (November 1968) p.
GREEN, James, Death in the Haymarket. A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America, New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. Read first chapter here.
HARRIS, Neil, The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
HOLLAND, Robert A. Chicago In Maps: 1612-2002, Rizzoli, 2005.
HYRA, Derek S., The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
KUSCH, Frank, Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
MARCEL, Jean-Christophe, "Maurice Halbwachs à Chicago ou les ambiguités d'un rationalisme Durkheimien," Revue d'Histoire des Sciences Humaines, 1:1 (1999) p.47-68. MATHE, Sylvie (ed.), Regards Croisés sur Chicago, Aix en Provence: Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2004. MEIS KNUPFUR, Anne, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women's Activism, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
MULLEN, Bill V., review of A.M. Knupfer's The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women's Activism in Women And Social Movements in the United States 10.4 (December 2006).
OBAMA, Barack, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, , Revised Edition, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.
PACYGA, Dominic A. Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991, 2003.
ROYKO, Mike, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago, 1971.
ROWE, Mike, Chicago Blues: The City and the Music , London: Perseus, 1975.
SAWISLAK, Karen, Smoldering City: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871-1874, Chicago: U Chicago Press, 1995.
SCHULTZ, Rima Lunin and HAST, Adele (eds), Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
SKLAR, Kathryn Kish, "Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers," Signs 10 (Summer 1985) p.658-77.
SMITH, Carl, Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman, Chicago: U Chicago Press, 1994.
—, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, Chicago: U Chicago Press, 2006.
SOLZMAN, David M., The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and Its Waterways [19 ??], Chicago: U. Chicago Press, 2006.
TERKEL, Studs, Division Street: America, 1967.
—, Chicago, 1987.
YELLEN, Samuel, American Labor Struggles [Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1936], 1969, 1974.
Chicago: Reference Works
GROSSMAN, James R., DURKIN KEATING, Ann, and REIFF, Janice L. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Chicago, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
CANNING BLACKWELL, Elizabeth, Frommer's Chicago 2007, New York: Wiley Publishing, 2007.
HOLDEN, Greg, Literary Chicago: A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City, Chicago: Lake Claremont Press, 2001.