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Last month we walked with the Mardi Gras Indians by the landscape of change.

Public Housing

With all the talk of the buildings coming down I found little discussion of the impact of changing the public space, and what that means for future walks through the City. I found this lecture series very interesting

In it they discuss the reconfiguration of public space and what that means for 8 blocks in Chicago. I found this article from 2003 which seems to suggest that the plans for Stateway would set policy for the rest of Public Housing nationwide. This map illustrates a little of what I am talking about.

The buildings may be gone but who was there before will continue to struggle with identity and place.

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