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Shelter Series: "The Denigration of Public Housing, and an Alternative Approach to its Revitalization" by Dr. Jim Silver

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Large, inner-city public housing complexes have a bad reputation. Denigrated by politicians and the press as “lost causes,” “ghettos” and “crime incubators,” the image of public housing is dark and bleak. I will argue that this image is flawed, and that public housing complexes can be turned into attractive living spaces for low-income people. This is being done here in Winnipeg, and I will focus on the ‘Rebuilding from Within’ process in one North End public housing complex.

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For more information:

Jim Silver's Profile Page

http://uwwebpro.uwinnipeg.ca/faculty/politics/silver.htm

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