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After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Lawrence J. Vale


At a time when lower-income Americans face a desperate struggle to find affordable rental housing in many cities, After the Projects investigates the contested spatial politics of public housing development and redevelopment. Public housing practices differ markedly from city to city and, collectively, reveal deeply held American attitudes about poverty and how the poorest should be governed. The book exposes the range of outcomes from the US federal government’s HOPE VI program for public housing transformation, focused on nuanced accounts of four very different ways of implementing this same ... More

Keywords: public housing, HOPE VI, redevelopment, governance, gentrification, urban renewal, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tucson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190624330
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190624330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence J. Vale, author
Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology