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Integrating the Inner City – The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph


This book examines the intent, implementation, and emerging outcomes of Chicago’s Plan for Transformation, the largest and most extensive effort in the country to deconcentrate poverty by redeveloping public housing. We explore one particular component of the broader Transformation—the development of new, mixed-income communities on the footprint of former public housing complexes. We focus on public housing reform as a mechanism of community revitalization and integration—an intentional effort, driven by public policy but relying to a large extent on market processes and operating through pub ... More

Keywords: mixed-income, public housing, integration, urban poverty, community revitalization, poverty deconcentration, Chicago

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226164397
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Chaskin, author
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Mark L. Joseph, author