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


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 report can be read here.