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Chicago

Country of Tenants

Questions of ownership, affordability, and political representation converge in current struggles over rent regulation.

Circulation Desk

If These Walls Could Talk

Whither housing? Ask the houses. In four recent books, home is where the histories of housing policy and politics makes themselves known.

Intersections: Behind Closed Doors

Lavender Lining

Rising rents mark the “straightening” of gayborhoods like Greenwich Village. What role does queer presence play in cycles of urban redevelopment and displacement?

Housing Brass Tacks

Public Housing Transformed

Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.

A Conversation on Water Supply: Los Angeles, the Great Lakes, and New York City

The Queer Urbanism of Theaster Gates

Give a Minute

Carol Coletta and Jake Barton discuss an interactive project that seeks to reinvent public participation in America for the 21st century.

Demolished!

The Chicago Housing Authority has slowly been tearing down its Cabrini-Green public housing project, and as of yesterday another one of the buildings is gone.