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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Devon Street

Chicago

IL

USA

Contributed by 
Ethan Kent
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
August 3, 2005
December 14, 2017

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

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

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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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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