Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. keannu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226
    #1

    Chicago public housing projects?

    As I know, "project" is some plan, but in this text's translation, it goes "complex or subdivision" confusing me. What does it mean in this context?

    ex) Walking down the street, you may not even notice the trees, but, according to a new study, they do a lot more than give shade. Environmental scientists chose two Chicago public housing projects, both of which had some buildings with lots of trees nearby, and some with practically none. According to the study, violence and property crimes were nearly twice as high in sections of the buildings where vegetation was low, compared with the sections where vegetation was high. Why? One explanation: Greenery creates a natural gathering space for neighbors and, ultimately, stronger bonds in the community. This can also create an atmosphere where children are better supervised, and buildings better watched.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,500
    #2

    Re: Chicago public housing projects?

    It means public housing developments.

  2. keannu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226
    #3

    Re: Chicago public housing projects?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It means public housing developments.
    Do you mean "newly developed area" or "development plan"? Could you be more specific?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #4

    Re: Chicago public housing projects?

    They are housing units that the government has built for poor people to live in. They tend to be places of high crime and violence.

Similar Threads

  1. as were Chicago
    By ziawj2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Nov-2010, 05:50
  2. Public Relation or Public Relations
    By new2grammar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2008, 12:26
  3. general public or public
    By KLPNO in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2008, 22:07
  4. public transportation or public transport?
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Nov-2006, 13:23
  5. Chicago
    By Francois in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2004, 00:14

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •