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By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.

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A London Housing Project With a Notoriously Bad Image Fights Back

They commissioned a filmmaker to create an alternate version of a famous Channel 4 station ID clip.

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It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.

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How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It

New research suggests that children who live with peeling paint and broken appliances have greater emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.

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A Look Back at Montreal's Contentious, First Attempt at Slum Clearance

The City of Montreal Archives has just released an important set of historical images.

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Hugo Chavez's Urban 'Utopia' Didn't Turn Out All That Well

Ciudad Caribia, built from scratch under the watch of Venezuela's late president, has many, many problems.

Rescuing the Adorable Icons of Chicago's Public Housing Projects

These concrete animal statues were removed in the early 2000s, but a new project is hoping to bring them back.

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One Harlem Housing Project Has Waited an Average of 344 Days for 6,203 Repairs

What happens when no one comes to fix the broken toilet. Ever.

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Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.

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Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

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Transforming Public Housing, Minus the Wrecking Ball

New York's overhaul offers room not only for new, revenue-producing housing but the creation of whole neighborhoods.

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Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.

Denver's Innovative Strategy to Give Public Housing Residents What They Want

The Housing Authority is using a cultural audit to redevelop the city's outdated South Lincoln Homes, not far from downtown.

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Why I Moved Back to the Suburbs

Increasingly, I find fashionable inner city neighborhoods as banal as any suburb, just more expensive.

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This Week in Bans: Massachusetts Whiner Gets American Flags Removed

Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.

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The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

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London's Newest Export: The Poor?

The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.

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Fresh Data on Public Housing Relocation and Crime

The latest study finds some links between crime and Section 8 housing in Chicago and Atlanta.

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In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.