Date of Award
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning
This study attempts to address issues of space appropriation by the people from the Indian sub-continent and explores how both the physical and regulatory settings support this practice on Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL. Psycho-geographic analysis of the site (sketches, observation and literature review) helped in the exploration of how this urban form helps shape the psyche and sociability of the street. In particular, direct observation captured in photographs taken at different times of the day over a disjointed period of about ten months and all weathers helped support the observations. The study also involved a series of interviews, mostly informal and conversational in nature in order to help describe the meaning of the phenomena that these individuals shared.
Ray, Arpita, "Street societies re-invented: An exploratory study of the Indian community in Chicago" (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11729.