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After the Towers: The Destruction of Public Housing and the Remaking of Chicago

Abstract This dissertation examines the history of Cabrini-Green through the lens of placemaking. Cabrini-Green was one of the nation's most notorious public housing developments, known for sensational murders of police officers and children, and broadcast to the nation as a place to be avoided. Understanding Cabrini-Green as a place also requires appreciation for how residents created and defended their community. These two visions—Cabrini-Green as a primary example of a failed public housing program and architecture and Cabrini-Green as a place people called home—clashed throughout the site's history, but came into focus with its planned demolition in the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Demolition and reconstructio... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Field, Andrea (Author) / VanderMeer, Philip (Advisor) / Pfeiffer, Deirdre (Committee member) / Thompson, Victoria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / Urban planning / Cabrini-Green / Chicago / Public History / Public Housing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 403 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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