Blackhawks and Bruins more brothers than rivals?

in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Faculty News, MET News
June 14th, 2013

In light of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Tribune took a look at the relationship and history between the cities these two teams call home. For expertise in comparing these two urban areas, the Tribune turned to The Urbanologist, MET Adjunct Professor Max Grinnell.

Shared histories and characteristics have a way of connecting people from different cities that way, said Max Grinnell, a professor of urban studies who teaches at both Boston University [MET] and the University of Chicago.

Grinnell pointed to more similarities between Chicago and Boston: Both have large, publicly supported park systems and elite, philanthropic communities.

To learn more about the ties between Boston and Chicago, read the entire article from the Chicago Tribune.