Tearing Down the Community By Sudhir Venkatesh and Isil Celimli
In spite of millions of dollars spent and the good intentions of many, the promise of a better life for the displaced residents of Chicago’s notorious public housing has not yet been met. What will it take for Chicago’s HOPE VI project, the nation’s largest, to find success?
The Housing That Community Built By Patricia Murphy
Refusing to go through the trauma of displacement, public housing residents in Pittsburgh’s Hill District put meaning into the term “resident driven.”
Be It Ever So Humble By Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD
What outsiders saw as blight, many residents of the Hill District saw as a living, breathing community. The old buildings, alleyways and narrow streets held an intangible wealth that cannot be replaced.
The Reality of Deconcentration By Edward G. Goetz
For more than a decade, the idea that it is best to move poor people out of distressed neighborhoods has driven government housing programs. But this policy is flawed, contends the author, and ultimately self-defeating.
After the Election By John Atlas, Sheila Crowley, Spence Limbocker, John Taylor and Ken Wade
How did we get here and where do we go now? Maybe it’s not as bad as it seems; maybe it’s worse.