Maps released August 2010 and full briefing released October 6th 2010 as part of a sold-out TED event focused on food and health. TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design and is the now world-famous speaker series promoting ideas worth spreading. Past speakers have included Al Gore and Bill Gates. Watch for a video of Mari Gallagher’s TED speech presented to a live audience of 400 attendees, which will be posted soon.

Our 2010 Chicago Food Desert update reveals if food access conditions are remaining static, improving, or worsening. MG has provided a detailed analysis every two years to track the progress that is being made to eliminate the food desert (2006, 2008, and 2010 data).

The following maps show updated Chicago Food Desert boundaries with special overlays such as community gardens, prioritized sites for grocers, and aldermanic wards.

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