Preconference Tour: Tour 1: Public Housing in Chicago: Past and Present

Wednesday, January 4, 2012: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Parlor A (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Tour leader: D. Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University.

Chicago’s public housing has long been synonymous with urban segregation and problematic public policy. Today, most (but not all) of Chicago’s high-rise public housing has been torn down, replaced with low-rise “mixed-income” communities. D. Bradford Hunt, author of Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009), will lead a tour of several old and new projects as well as the site of the future National Public Housing Museum in the last of the Jane Addams Homes. Our tour will cover public housing in Chicago with all its hopes and struggles, its community and controversy.

(Limit 30 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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