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Atlas, Caron et al. “Creative Transformations: Stories, Learnings, and Recommendations to Support Arts, Culture, and Public Housing Communities.” Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts. May 31, ︎︎︎ 2019.

Bendiner-Viani, Gabrielle. Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation in New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2019.

Bloom, Nicholas Dagen. Public Housing that Worked: New York in the 20th Century. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Brown, Ashley et al. Hope VI, Colonization, and the Production of Difference. Urban Affairs Review, 49 (July 2013): pp. 525-556.

Bauer, Catherine. Modern Housing. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1934.

DiPrinzo, Harry. “Hundeds of NYCHA Evictions Raise Questions About Process.” City Limits. August 14, 2019.
Ferre-Sadurni, Luis. “The Rise and Fall of NYC Public Housing: An Oral History.” New York TImes. July 9, 2018.

Goetz, Edward G. “Where Have all the Towers Gone?The Dismantling of Public Housing in US Cities.” Journal of Urban Affairs, 33 (March 2011): pp. 267-287.

Hischorn, Tomas. Gramsci Monument. London, UK: Dia Art Foundation and Koenig Books, 2015.

Jenkins, Destin. The Politics of Housing Syllabus, 2018.

Ligon, Glenn. Housing in New York: A Brief History. New York, NY: MoMA PS1, 2016.

Plunz, Richard. A History of Housing in the United States. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York, NY: Liveright Publishing, 2017.

Voice of Witness. High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2013.

Williams, Rhonda Y. The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Washington, Rico "Superbizzee" and Shino Yanagawa. “Life in Public Housing.” Narratively. August 15, 2013.

“We Are Public Housing.” The Center for Urban Pedagogy. 2009.

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