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A living list of books, articles, essays, media, and more to inspire reflection about public housing histories in the United States.

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ARTICLES
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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. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a13fbbbe7b9646c1decb1f/t/5d8a8da6bd10412a4bad6ae0/1569361332289/nocdny.creativetransformations.final_.5.31.19-1.pdf

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. https://citylimits.org/2019/08/14/nycha-evicitons-rad-oceanbay/
Ferre-Sadurni, Luis. “The Rise and Fall of NYC Public Housing: An Oral History.” New York TImes. July 9, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/25/nyregion/new-york-city-public-housing-history.html

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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00550.x

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

Jenkins, Destin. The Politics of Housing Syllabus, 2018. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d5212e0af3e7b00014988f8/t/5d54754d6f4aec0001c1e98f/1565816142585/Jenkins-Politics+of+Housing-F2018.pdf

Ligon, Glenn. Housing in New York: A Brief History. New York, NY: MoMA PS1, 2016. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/580e28a315d5db3c89dfcce1/t/5a3bf0d60d9297c63c7a3fc6/1513877720928/2008_Housing.pdf


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. https://voiceofwitness.org/oral-history-book-series/high-rise-stories/

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. https://narratively.com/life-in-public-housing/

“We Are Public Housing.” The Center for Urban Pedagogy. 2009. http://welcometocup.org/Projects/MakingPolicyPublic/WeArePublicHousing









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