|Residents work at a community garden.|
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.
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:
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.