Does anyone have any suggestions for videos (either full length or shorter films) that would provide a good introduction to/history of public housing? The new Pruit-Igoe Myth documentary seems like an interesting one, but it is apparently not yet available outside the selected-screenings cities.
The intended audience is graduate-level planning students who are taking an affordable housing course. Thanks in advance!
Housing Authority of City of Milwaukee's Annual Report 2008-2010, "Navigating Through Change" is a really nice history of the housing authority placed in the context of larger events in society (i.e. Berlin Wall falls!). Not a video, & I don't see it online, but you may be able to get a copy by contacting them. www.hacm.org.
Voices of Cabrini (http://ronitfilms.com/films/voicesofcabrini.html) is pretty good. It's about 30 minutes long and hosted on vimeo. If you like it, you can donate to their kickstarter to help make a sequel about Cabrini-Green's residential displacement and demolition.