Kingston Wong, a student at the Booth School, right, talks with members of the Gary Police Department, left, as volunteers gather for UChicago’s Abandoned Buildings Survey on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Gary, IN.

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Students from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy present findings from a Wicker Park area traffic and parking study to a group of community activists and business people at the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library April 4, 2013.