American Project

American Project

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High-rise public housing developments were signature features of the post-World War II city. A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive housing for all Americans, the qprojectsq soon became synonymous with the black urban poor, with isolation and overcrowding, with drugs, gang violence, and neglect. As the wrecking ball brings down some of these concrete monoliths, Sudhir Venkatesh seeks to reexamine public housing from the inside out, and to salvage its troubled legacy.With a cousin employed by the CHA, she boasted an advantage when repair schedules and work orders were ... In May 1988 Maurice Wilson, a tenant of the 230 building who ran a car- repair service outside his building, refused to a€œpay off a€anbsp;...

Title:American Project
Author: Sudhir Alladi VENKATESH, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30

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