Friday, September 25, 2015

Creating Your Presentation!

Create a new presentation in Google Slides, then share it with my e-mail address:

You'll need to create the following 12 slides for your presentation:
  1. A title slide including:
    1. the name of your organization
    2. the names of your group members
    3. A picture of what you want your building to look like
  2. A project overview slide explaining the purpose of your proposed project for the community
  3. A location slide which tells where you will put your proposed building
  4. A slide showing a map of your proposed location
    1. Take a picture of your map by pressing the "alt" and "print screen" keys.
  5. A slide showing a picture of your proposed location (you can take a picture of the Google Street View showing your location by pressing alt+prt scrn on your keyboard, then paste it into your presentation)
  6. A place slide describing what the area is like and why you chose it
  7. A crime statistics slide
  8. A movement slide describing the ways people can access public transportation near your place
  9. A human-environment interaction slide explaining health and environmental issues faced by the community
  10. A slide showing how you will make your building "green" (environmentally friendly)
  11. A slide explaining how your building will make the North Lawndale community better
  12. A conclusion/"thank you" slide

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

North Lawndale Needs Project

Residents work at a community garden.
Now that you've had your community building project approved, you need to start the planning
process. This blog post will help you research your project and answer the questions on your planning packet.

Note -- you may find information that helps you answer questions in any of the links below, no matter what section they're listed under.

Part 1: Location
Use the links below to find a good location for your building and answer the questions on your planning worksheet.
  • Interactive Census Map showing Race, Vacancies and Unemployment in Chicago neighborhoods (SCROLL DOWN to find the map). It looks like this:
  • A 2005 report showing housing conditions in North Lawndale
  • Do a Google Maps search for the type of building you want to construct in North Lawndale. Try the search "__________ in North Lawndale." Fill in the blank with your building idea.
Part 2: Place
Use the following links to answer the questions on your planning worksheet.
  • Go to the location you chose on Google Maps. Go down to "Street View" level. Move around, then describe what you see on your worksheet.
  • Interactive Crime Map of the neighborhood. Use this to describe the safety level of your location.
  • A Wikipedia article on North Lawndale
Part 3: Movement
How will your building affect the movement of people and ideas in North Lawndale? Use the links below to answer questions on your planning worksheet.
  • Use Google Maps to locate public transportation and other ways for people to access the services you will provide.
  • Do a Google search on your buildings like the one you plan to create. For example, if you are creating a shelter: 
      • Search for information about shelters in the local community. 
      • Read their websites or news article to see how they have helped the community. 
      • Write down the evidence you find. 
      • Use the information you find to answer the questions on your planning worksheet.
Part 4: Human-Environment Interaction
Think about the impact your building will have on the North Lawndale environment. Use the links below to answer the questions on your planning worksheet.