The relationship between Northwestern University and the city of Evanston, Ill. has had its problems and its benefits. As one of the most known universities in the world Northwestern attracts around 2000 students each year. These students then have the businesses of Evanston at their fingertips. Although the relationship between the students and the citizens is not perfect, the restaurants, clothing stores and facilities, like the park of the beach, are essential to maintaining a healthy connection between NU and Evanston. Shown in this map are the businesses and facilities that this story package focuses on.
When Northwestern University (NU) students go out into the city of Evanston, Ill. they usually frequent the restaurants and stores. Within the city, however, there are also many outdoor facilities available to NU. A number of beaches and parks, like Centennial Park and Dog Beach, are used by the university students. They use these spots to pass the time on the weekends or even for a change in scenery when doing their homework. No matter what the reason is, the parks and the beaches are an important part of the city. They also represent an essential common space in which the academic institution and the residents can have a healthy interaction.