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Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago

Catherine Fennell


In 1995, a half-vacant, wrecked public housing project on Chicago's Near West Side went under the wrecking ball. Federal and local officials touted the demolition and redevelopment of the Governor Henry Horner housing complex as a model for public housing reform within and beyond Chicago. Its redevelopment ushered in the most ambitious urban planning experiment of its kind: The demolition of Chicago's infamously troubled public housing projects and their redevelopment into much smaller developments known as "new communities." Proponents expected everyday life in these much smaller, mixed-incom ... More

Keywords: public housing, race, class, materiality, Chicago, Publics, Welfare, Sympathy, Citizenship, urban planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697366
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Fennell, author
Columbia University