Ethnic Map Of Chicago – Kalgi Kapasi


Chicago has always been a diverse city, being composed of people from all around the world. And as the decades have progressed, enclaves of ethnic groups have shifted or in some cases disappeared. This map commissioned by city’s Department of Development and Planning in 1976 draws out the city’s neighborhoods and details the settlement patterns of its residents. It’s interesting to see how much has changed in the last 65 years. In this map different communities are appointed with a certain colour and marked on the map. And even certain city limits are also marked with bold black line to get a strong limit effect on the map. The neighborhoods were never homogenous. The color coded area is not indicative of the density of the population.


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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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