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Addressing Disadvantage While Respecting People

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Social policies designed to help people by securing a particular functioning might harm them by risking other functionings. One example is housing, where policies of slum clearance and rehousing, ... More


Fighting “Negro Clearance”: Black Elites and Urban Redevelopment Policy

Preston H. Smith

in Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816637027
eISBN:
9781452945811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816637027.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores the class conflict that occurred between national black elites and a coalition of local black civic, neighborhood, and business leaders over slum clearance and urban ... More


The Attack on the Slums

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes how Chicago’s slum clearance and redevelopment program was carried out during the 1950s and 1960s. The city’s urban renewal program was informed by the new policy paradigm of ... More


Clearing Chicago's Slums

in Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226360850
eISBN:
9780226360874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360874.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1945 and 1966, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) built 23,400 apartments for low-income families, nearly all in African American neighborhoods. The city's most problematic projects took ... More


Knocking on the Door

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After successfully fighting back wartime rent controls, landlords continued to exert considerable influence over local politics in the postwar period, killing public housing programs for ... More


Urban Renewal and the Rise of Cabrini-Green

Lawrence J. Vale

in Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012315
eISBN:
9780226012599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012599.003.0094
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the development of the Cabrini-Green neighborhood in Chicago. During the postwar period, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) moved to clear additional land to expand the Cabrini ... More


“Better Housing Makes Better Citizens”: Slum Clearance and Low-Cost Housing

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines debates about race, slum clearance, and low-income housing during the 1930s, wherein both white racial liberals and black residents were testing the federal promise that “better ... More


A Little Insurance

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Building on discussions of interracial alliances and conflicts outlined in the previous chapter, “A Little Insurance” explores how Jim Crow’s rental owners and property managers made use of the hard ... More


Sectarian Dividing Lines and Post-War Slum Clearance

Keith Daniel Roberts

in Liverpool Sectarianism: The Rise and Demise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940100
eISBN:
9781786944276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Building on the previous section, chapter four challenges, on a broader basis, the orthodox explanation for the decline of sectarianism. It has often been repeated that post-war slum clearance, which ... More


Hamiltonhill: A Pioneering Slum-Clearance Scheme

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes the construction, tenanting and management of an experimental scheme for slum-dwellers, utilising a largely unnoticed clause of the 1919 Housing Act. It shows how the scheme ... More


The Case for Municipal Surgery

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the popular writings of New York City’s master builder Robert Moses. In newspaper and magazine articles Moses framed the need for slum clearance and redevelopment through the ... More


Municipal Suburbia

Peter Scott

in The Making of the Modern British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life between the Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677207
eISBN:
9780191756382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677207.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the subsequent development of municipal housing estates, to 1939. After briefly reviewing the various municipal housing initiatives of the 1920s, the transition from ‘general ... More


“So Much Life”: Retrenchment in the Cold War

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores conflicting developments in the context of tenant experience during the height of the Cold War. Set against a national background of McCarthyite repression, suburban growth, ... More


The birth of the home-owning society: the interwar years (1918–39)

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The First World War was a turning point in the history of housing in Britain, and was an event of such magnitude that it traumatised the whole social structure. The social fabric of Britain was ... More


“The Right to Lease and Occupy a Home”: Equality and Public Provision in Housing Development

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how tenants addressed three public policy questions: public housing, slum clearance, and civil rights. The rent-control statutes that tenants vigorously defended served to ... More


The Hyde Park Co-operative Society

Anne Meis Knupfer

in Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the history of another university neighborhood's food co-op: the Hyde Park Co-operative Society (HPCS). It started as a buying club by University of Chicago students in Hyde ... More


Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Xuefei Ren

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203393
eISBN:
9780691203416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203393.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed ... More


The reformed licensing system: Slum clearance and social reform

David Beckingham

in The Licensed City: Regulating drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781781383438
eISBN:
9781786944207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383438.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter situates licensing against the broader politics of urban reform in Liverpool. It begins by profiling the work of the Corporation in reforms to slum housing and the attempts by the ... More


“Our City Believes in Lily-White Neighborhoods”

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Civil rights activists launched a prolonged campaign for open occupancy following World War II. Plans for urban renewal and freeway construction helped to galvanize the fair housing movement. In ... More


Racial Violence and the Crisis of Black Elite Leadership

Preston H. Smith

in Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816637027
eISBN:
9781452945811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816637027.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the crisis of black civic leadership in Chicago over its failure to stop whites’ violence against black citizens seeking housing in white neighborhoods. Housing-based racial ... More


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