In honor of our 100th anniversary, Professor Emeritus Lew Hopkins gave the 2013
Convocation address, inspiring us to "Think Centennially." These are his inspiring
"Illinois School" of Thinking about Plans
Several aspects distinguish the Illinois School of thinking about plans from the Chicago School, the Penn School, the University of North Carolina School, and the strategic choice (or IOR) school. These aspects also suggest historical interactions and links to these other schools of planning thought.
Charles Mulford Robinson: A Tribute
Emily Talen places Robinson in the context of planning thought at the turn of the 20th century. Here is her essay (PDF).
Dare to Social Welfare Plan
Len Heumann challenges us to engage in social issues by recounting some of the ways in which this campus has done so and should do so. Here is his essay (PDF).