LA 338/Arch 372 Collaborative Studio, 2000

Neighborhood image, Springfield Illinois

    youth activities         revitalization employment
community center
cultural resources   livability

Class Products
Part One Part Two/Three Part Four
Part One
Research - 1
Part Two/Three
Research - 2
Part Four
Final Designs


The Springfield Project (TSP) is a neighborhood based organization seeking to improve the lives of residents in their community: "The project seeks to empower citizens to develop solutions to problems that they identify in their neighborhood and to foster collaboration among government agencies, service providers, people who want to help, and those who need help."

The East St. Louis Action Research Project of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has collaborated with TSP to develop physical design recommendations for East-side Springfield.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has completed several master planning studies in partnership with neighborhood action groups in East St. Louis.  This semester we focus on a neighborhood in another Illinois city, Springfield, the state capitol, and on siting and green space development issues associated with neighborhood-wide improvement plans.

Our goal is to communicate creative, feasible and responsible solutions to the constraints of existing site and neighborhood conditions, in order to achieve the best quality of life for present and future residents.

LA338/ARCH372, Spring 2000

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