2017 Challenge - Define


About Libraries as Community Centers


There are 79 public libraries in Chicago that serve as community anchors, and spaces where people can come together for civic and community activities. Yet, not everyone has access to a library within walking distance of their house. The Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library are working together to address the need for a new library for the Little Italy/University Village community.

Define your problem with a short statement answering the following questions….

  • who are you designing for?
  • where are you designing?