Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Housing Transformation (Hardback)
  • Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Housing Transformation (Hardback)
zoom

Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Housing Transformation (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£30.00
Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 20/11/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
For many years Chicago's looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment-via the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation-has been perhaps the most startling change in the city's urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing in cities across the country, seeks to deconcentrate poverty by transforming high-poverty public housing complexes into mixed-income developments and thereby integrating once-isolated public housing residents into the social and economic fabric of the city. But is the Plan an ambitious example of urban regeneration or a not-so-veiled effort at gentrification? In the most thorough examination of mixed-income public housing redevelopment to date, Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph draw on five years of field research, in-depth interviews, and volumes of data to demonstrate that while considerable progress has been made in transforming the complexes physically, the integrationist goals of the policy have not been met. They provide a highly textured investigation into what it takes to design, finance, build, and populate a mixed-income development, and they illuminate the many challenges and limitations of the policy as a solution to urban poverty. Timely and relevant, Chaskin and Joseph's findings raise concerns about the increased privatization of housing for the poor while providing a wide range of recommendations for a better way forward.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226164397
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Smart Cities
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Social Justice and the City
Added to basket
Blackpool's Seaside Heritage
Added to basket
Rebel Cities
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Rethinking Urban Parks
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
English Garden Cities
Added to basket
Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets
Added to basket
Walkable City
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Urban Planning for Dummies
Added to basket
A History of Future Cities
Added to basket
Cities of Tomorrow
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
Hungry City
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A New Kind of Bleak
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.