the rise and fall of a modern ghetto
Crime in public housing
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A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive housing for all Americans, "the projects" soon became synonymous with the black urban poor, with isolation and overcrowding, with drugs, gang violence, and neglect. As the wrecking ball brings down some of these concrete monoliths... Read More »
As the wrecking ball brings down some of these concrete monoliths, Sudhir Venkatesh seeks to reexamine public housing from the inside out, and to salvage its troubled legacy…Venkatesh draws on his relationships with tenants, gang members, police officers, and local organizations to offer an intim... Read More »
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