Over the last decade, photographer David Schalliol has been diligently documenting the demolition and reconstruction of the city’s public housing. Selections from the series are now on display as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes opened as a model community in 1966. It still is today.
In the magic threshold between night and day, the city is a diorama subject to study.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
A multimedia story inspired by the former Illinois poet laureate’s 1968 poem In the Mecca.
The pros and cons of putting another selective enrollment high school in the Near North area.
On the parallels between a 1987 Reader article and the movie Candyman.
In a city with a sordid history of segregation, there are beacons of light and reasons to be thankful
Street fairs, art fairs, neighborhood fests, and much more
D. Bradford Hunt’s study of the Chicago Housing Authority, Blueprint for Disaster, argues that public housing projects like Cabrini-Green failed because they put too many children in hard-to-access towers.
Chicago settles with Stateway Gardens tenant Diane Bond–and drops its claim on the notes of activist-journalist Jamie Kalven, who told her story online.