The Super Block Project

Raj C. Udeshi

This paper reports on a dynamic project aimed at improving the quality of life for residents of one of Chicago's neediest blocks. The idea was conceived by a police commander who believed that utilizing the abundant human resources of the people living there, as well as those available through city and private agencies, would go a long way toward effecting real change. The report provides a synopsis of the planning and implementation period, successes and obstacles, and implications for future application of the concept.

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