02 Mar '12, 1pm

How not to do #affordableHousing:

How not to do #affordableHousing:

Like the equally infamous Cabrini-Green public housing project in Chicago, the Pruitt-Igoe towers in St. Louis were once seen as beacons of hope, a way to bring quality housing to families in need, amidst green space and close to jobs and amenities. Built in 1954, the 33 nearly identical high-rises once stood where the large, green plot of land in the satellite image above is now. (Contrast the abandoned lots just to the north of the site with the densely packed housing in the older photo.) What we know now but didn’t then, unfortunately, is that concentrating low-income, largely African-American families in an artificially contrived environment that isolated them from the rest of their communities - frequently with the approval of a fearful white elite who preferred it that way - was a formula for disaster. Whites fled America’s central cities beginning in the 1960s, taki...

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