Public housing







“From the perspective of what a public housing agency is supposed to do, its primary mission is to provide public housing.”

Janet Smith, associate professor of urban planning and policy, on the Chicago Housing Authority’s practice of keeping viable housing units vacant, July/August Chicago Reporter

“I think brides and grooms ought to disappoint the ‘wedding industry’ more often and thoughtfully make a celebratory ritual that expresses their own uniqueness, rather than become mere props in someone else’s play.”

Barbara Risman, professor and head of sociology, on wedding rituals being shaped by the “wedding industrial complex,” June 29 Huffington Post

“These are not your grandparents’ suburban governments. It’s time to put a suburban inspector general to work.”

Editorial endorsement of a suburban inspector general to root out public corruption, as suggested by a study by Dick Simpson, professor and head of political science, July 1 Chicago Sun-Times

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