cityLab is a summer workshop that studies neighborhood history, data collection and personal stories of South Chicago
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To Sum It All Up

To Sum It All Up

What is cityLab? cityLab is a summer workshop that incorporates neighborhood history data collection and personal stories from the South Chicago community. However to me Citylab was home for me this summer.  At citylab these 6 weeks I have met so many people, have been acquainted with so many old friends, and have been able...
Wrapping It Up

Wrapping It Up

Today we presented our final presentation. All the things that we learned in the last 5 weeks have been summed up into one big power point. we covered the past of south Chicago, what’s happening currently, and the future of the community. In these last weeks we have found many opportunities in the area. The...
In addition

In addition

Today at the smartLuck our guest speaker was Angela Hurlock. We presented to her about the opportunities we found in South Chicago and how to enhance them. What we have come up with is two additions to steel workers park and a river walk addition to the Calumet river. The two additions to the Steel workers...
Parallel Paths

Parallel Paths

Today, we met with Dan Lira, the Executive Director of the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce. He grew up in the community and knows a lot about the community. He told us that he is part of the new staff, which has been assigned to bring new businesses to South Chicago. Since we have been...
Words from the Wise

Words from the Wise

ʺWords from the Wiseʺ Today was our first community meeting in South Chicago. We got the opportunity to hear from the seniors of the community. During the meeting, we talked to Leroy and Joyce. Joyce has not been in the community long but Leroy has been living in South Chicago for a while. They both...
Trail of Bread Crumbs

Trail of Bread Crumbs

Trail of bread crumbs. On Thursday we visited South Chicago and got a tour of the neighborhood from Angela Hurlock, the Executive Director of Claretian Associates. She knows a ton about the community and gave us a lot of insight of the past, present, and future of South Chicago. During the tour, we covered a...
Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Today we went to a farmers market to get fresh produce for an office lunch.  The food we prepared was a little different from what I usually eat, but I still enjoyed it.  The reason for all this food talk is because we are having our first SmartLuck.  Every Wednesday during lunch, we update the...
Introducing South Chicago

Introducing South Chicago

Today was an exciting day for me because I started my first day at Landon Bone Baker Architects. Architecture has always been my dream career. It took a lot of time to find this place, but once I got here I felt right at home. I learned that we will be a part of a program called cityLab, which is...