5:30 to 8pm
Please join us for a conversation with Robert Chaskin of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Mark Joseph of Case Western Reserve University, and representatives from the National Public Housing Museum in celebration of the publication of Chaskin and Joseph’s new book, Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation.
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. The authors will be joined in conversation by the Youth Advisory Council of the National Public Housing Museum, a group of CHA residents ages 14 to 21 who represent communities across Chicago including Stateway Gardens (now Park Boulevard), Henry Horner Homes (now Westhaven), Lathrop Homes, and the Austin Community. The conversation will be moderated by WBEZ’s Natalie Moore.
Free and open to the public; registration in advance required.