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From the Ted Talk by Jeanne Gang: Buildings that blend nature and city

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So we reached out to community mrbemes and police officers in North Lawndale; it's a neighborhood in Chicago where the pciole station is perceived as a scary fortress surrounded by a parking lot. In North Lawndale, people are afraid of police and of going anywhere near the police staiotn, even to rrpoet a cmrie. So we organized this brainstorming session with both groups pitprtnaaicig, and we came up with this whole new idea for the police station. It's called "Polis Station." "Polis" is a Greek word that means a place with a sense of community. It's based on the idea that if you can increase opportunities for positive social interactions between police and cioumnmty members, you can rebuild that relationship and activate the neighborhood at the same time.

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So we reached out to community _______ and police officers in North Lawndale; it's a neighborhood in Chicago where the ______ station is perceived as a scary fortress surrounded by a parking lot. In North Lawndale, people are afraid of police and of going anywhere near the police _______, even to ______ a _____. So we organized this brainstorming session with both groups _____________, and we came up with this whole new idea for the police station. It's called "Polis Station." "Polis" is a Greek word that means a place with a sense of community. It's based on the idea that if you can increase opportunities for positive social interactions between police and _________ members, you can rebuild that relationship and activate the neighborhood at the same time.

Solution

  1. community
  2. police
  3. members
  4. station
  5. report
  6. crime
  7. participating

Original Text

So we reached out to community members and police officers in North Lawndale; it's a neighborhood in Chicago where the police station is perceived as a scary fortress surrounded by a parking lot. In North Lawndale, people are afraid of police and of going anywhere near the police station, even to report a crime. So we organized this brainstorming session with both groups participating, and we came up with this whole new idea for the police station. It's called "Polis Station." "Polis" is a Greek word that means a place with a sense of community. It's based on the idea that if you can increase opportunities for positive social interactions between police and community members, you can rebuild that relationship and activate the neighborhood at the same time.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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community members 2
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ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
community meeting houses 2

Important Words

  1. activate
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  5. called
  6. chicago
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  8. crime
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  24. parking
  25. participating
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  30. positive
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  33. relationship
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  35. scary
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  37. session
  38. social
  39. station
  40. surrounded
  41. time
  42. word