Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

January 13, 2010

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What went wrong with public housing in Chicago? Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Science at Roosevelt University D. Bradford Hunt traces public housing's history in Chicago from its New Deal roots through current mayor Richard M. Daley's Plan for Transformation to answer this complicated question. In the process, he chronicles the Chicago Housing Authority's own transformation from the city's most progressive government agency to its largest slumlord.

 

Recorded Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.