The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Prof. Ivis Garcia Publishes “Repurposing a historic school building as a teacher’s village”

Prof. Ivis Garcia Publishes “Repurposing a historic school building as a teacher’s village”

ABSTRACT

The redevelopment of urban school buildings of historical value has the potential to contribute to the needs of current residents. Using a case study from Chicago, IL—where more than 50 schools in primarily minority and low- and moderate-income neighborhoods were closed in 2013—this article shows how a community group “Community As A Campus” (CAAC) sought to repurpose a former school site for community purposes in an already mixed-used, amenity-rich, and walkable area.

The full article can be found here.