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WEEKLY EMAIL: FEBRUARY 29, 2012


Housing Chicago: Cabrini-Green to Parkside of Old Town

FEATURED THIS WEEK : LAWRENCE VALE

Housing Chicago: Cabrini-Green to Parkside of Old Town

For more than a decade the Chicago Housing Authority has been tearing down the city's high-rise public housing projects and replacing the subsidized residences with mixed-income communities of townhomes and mid-rise apartments. Urban historian Lawrence Vale recounts the troubled saga of the now-demolished Cabrini-Green, and the municipal policies and politics that work to exclude the neediest citizens— including some displaced from the old towers — from the brand-new redevelopment.
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BELMONT FREEMAN

What Is It About the Art Schools?

For years the Cuban National Art Schools in Havana have been attracting the attention and admiration of architects worldwide. Belmont Freeman argues that the dramatic story of this remarkable complex — begun in the heady early days of Castro's revolution, abandoned and left to ruin, and rediscovered decades later — has served unwittingly to obscure the larger and richer narrative of post-revolutionary architecture in Cuba.
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DAVID SCHALLIOL

A Method of Living

For several years sociologist David Schalliol has been documenting the dramatic transformation of public housing in Chicago — the demolitions of the city's infamous projects and their replacement with mixed-income communities. Following Lawrence Vale's account of the troubled saga of public housing development in Chicago from earlier this week, we're pleased to present a slideshow of Schalliol's photographs.
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