I contributed to this project by reporting and doing background research, which included looking through newspaper archives, reading reports, interviewing people, and looking at photos of the history of public housing and high rises in Chicago.
Working with David Eads, we looked at data from the Chicago Housing Authority about public housing residents before and after the relocation process moved them out of the high rises slated for demolition. This included where in Chicago public housing residents had moved to since part of the promise of the relocation process was to move them into higher income and more diverse neighborhoods.
This project was recipient of the Society of News Design Gold Medal in the Features, Single Subject Category.
Featured in The Atlantic‘s Roughly 100 Pieces of Fantastic Journalism from 2014
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