Susan J. Popkin

Susan J. Popkin, a senior fellow and director of the Neighborhoods and Youth Development initiative at the Urban Institute, is the author of No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago

Hard Lessons From Chicago’s Public Housing Reform

Two decades ago, the city embarked on an ambitious—and controversial—plan to transform its troubled public housing system, uprooting thousands of low-income residents. Today, researcher Susan Popkin reflects on what worked—and what failed.