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Author Hunt, D. Bradford, 1968-

Title Blueprint for disaster : the unraveling of Chicago public housing / D. Bradford Hunt
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 380 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Contents What went wrong with public housing in Chicago? -- The 1937 Housing Act revisited -- Building the Chicago Housing Authority -- Clearing Chicago's slums -- The end of integration and the taming of the CHA -- Designing high-rise disasters -- Planning a social disaster -- The loss of the working class -- The tenants revolt -- The Gautreaux case and the limits of judicial activism -- The long road to rebirth -- The unraveling of public housing in Chicago
Summary Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago's public housing projects once had long waiting lists of would-be residents hoping to leave the slums behind. So what went wrong? To answer this complicated question, 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. In the process, he chronicles the Chicago Housing Authority's own transformation from the city's most progressive government agency to its largest slumlord
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-354) and index
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Subject Chicago Housing Authority -- History -- 20th century.
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226360873 (electronic bk.)
9780226360874 (electronic bk.)