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I recenlty watched The Pruitt Igoe Myth: An Urban History. It is about a complex of housing projects in St. Louis, built in the 50s but demolished in the 70s. It started out as a well-meaning option for low-income families to live in the city but degenerated into a segregation of the city's poor black population, with high drug crime and vandalism. Although the film only retells the story and doesn't offer any solutions, it does depict the hard-to-answer problem of housing the urban poor. I can see many similarities between this and the housing projects in Chicago, where I am from--most notably Cabrini-Green, which had many of the same problems but is going through a, hopefully successful, renewal.