SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
by Brentin Mock
“Candyman isn't the only ghost in this show,” says Stanford Carpenter, a cultural anthropologist based in Chicago. “The other ghost is Cabrini-Green. In both cases, the thing that makes them scary is that they were made that way by white systemic racism.”
City Planning Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez discusses her research on women's tenant organizing in public housing in Atlanta, which became more important as the city withdrew support for its low income housing program.
by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch
Through interviews with several former residents of the area, Vox explores the story of their neighborhoods razed to make room for Dodger Stadium. It’s one that’s often missing from the history of Los Angeles and has created a double-edged relationship for some Dodger fans. Features commentary by historian Priscilla Leiva.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
by Eric Nusbaum
Frank Wilkinson's advocacy for racially integrated public housing in Los Angeles set off a red-baiting campaign that landed him in prison.
SOURCE: The Metropole (Urban History Association)
A Neoliberal Love Story, From Public Housing To Golf: A Review Of East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story
by Courtney Rawlings
Courtney Rawlings argues that a recent documentary on public housing has a blind spot for the politics that make decent housing precarious or even unavailable to millions.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Gillet Gardner Rosenblith
Poor and economically precarious Americans are at risk of eviction in the COVID-19 crisis because American policymakers have spent decades rejecting a public role in providing decent housing outside of the market system.
SOURCE: CBS Sports
Nusbaum's book, released in March, details the human cost of the stadium's construction.
SOURCE: Daily Beast
The Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary “East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story” examines our public-housing nightmare through the lens of a storied Atlanta housing project.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Emily Badger
A history of public housing in America.
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