Devon Street

Chicago, IL

Submitted by: Ethan Kent

A classic neighborhood street, where every corner is a gathering place.

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Why It Works

Every evening groups gather on the corners of Devon Street, each of which is like a community gathering space for the people who live in this mostly South Asian neighborhood. Chicagoans come from great distances to dine out at one of the many restaurants here, but the street has managed to retain its identity and strong social fabric rather than giving way to the pressures of gentrification.

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