Study Chicago Quarter

Submitted By Study ChicagoFriday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Despite the fact that I have lived in Chicago for almost three years now, I had never been to Navy Pier – so walking through this tourist ridden corporate extravaganza (“I feel like I am in Disney World!”) to get to the WBEZ studies was an experience within itself. But that’s what “studying abroad” in Chicago is all about, right?

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Submitted By Study ChicagoFriday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00am

I absolutely love Pullman, because it's a place with an interesting history that shows how spaces can be designed to induce certain behaviors. For example, Green Stone Church was centrally located, so all residents had easy access, and there were no pubs or taverns so people could not drink, all of which promoted a sense of morality. Additionally, it shows that a space can be socially segregated, even when residents live within blocks of one another. Young, unmarried, unskilled laborers lived in dorms segregated by sex, while skilled laborers with families lived in single-family homes.

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