Archinect - News 2014-09-01T14:46:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/38747826/chicago-public-housing-after-cabrini-green Chicago Public Housing after Cabrini-Green Places Journal 2012-02-20T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T10:12:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpvptyeghskwwe9j.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The saga of Cabrini-Green compels us to engage some hard and fundamental questions. It is not enough to ask: who benefits from public housing redevelopment? We must also ask: how we measure such benefits and who gets to do that measuring?</p></em><br /><br /><p> When the last of the Cabrini-Green towers was demolished by the Chicago Housing Authority a year ago, where did the residents go? Urban historian Lawrence Vale looks at the politics and policies of subsidized housing in the city and interviews the developer of the mixed-income "village" that replaced the old public housing projects (and excluded many of their residents).</p> <p> In a <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/chicago-public-housing-photographs/32788/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related feature</a>, sociologist David Schalliol documents this transition in a slideshow featuring photographs of CHA projects and sites.</p>