November 15, 2015
Architect has new plan for Chicago police stations
Chicago Tribune - The police station [Jeanne] Gang envisions would be more like a town center than a fortress. A gym, open to the public as well as the police, would rise across the street. Cops, teachers and firefighters would live in nearby housing. Some of the parking lots around the station would be transformed into parks. The idea is to have police rub shoulders with residents, building bonds of trust. Gang calls the idea "Polis Station," a play on the word "polis," which describes an ancient Greek city-state characterized by a tight knit sense of community.