Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Ferrucio Trabalzi

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Arpita Ray

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

81 pages

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