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Author Hunt, D. Bradford, 1968-
Title Blueprint for disaster : the unraveling of Chicago public housing / D. Bradford Hunt.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2009]

Author Hunt, D. Bradford, 1968-
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Subject Chicago Housing Authority -- History -- 20th century.
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (x, 380 pages) : illustrations, map.
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-354) and index.
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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226360874 (electronic bk.)
0226360873 (electronic bk.)
9780226360867 (pbk.)
0226360865 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612239670
OCLC # 434595807
Additional Format Print version: Hunt, D. Bradford, 1968- Blueprint for disaster. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009 9780226360850 0226360857 (DLC) 2009006297 (OCoLC)262429594