IMMIGRANT AND NATIVE COMMUNITIES IN ALBANY PARK
Located on the Northwest side of the city, Albany Park is one of Chicago’s most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods with the least green space per capita. It has a large Latin American and Asian immigrant community, as well as a growing Asian refugee community. Both the businesses and community spaces in the neighborhood represent this. For our project, we looked at two important community spaces: the American Indian Center, the oldest urban gathering place for American Indians in the United States (recently moved from Uptown), and Global Gardens, an urban farm whose gardeners are primarily refugees. For detailed information and photographs from these sites, explore the links above.