Friday, March 26, 2010
Atlanta Public Housing 1950-2000
The most intriguing thing that I have learned about Atlanta since beginning my research project is how much the 1996 Atlanta Olympics impacted public housing in Atlanta. Atlanta was one of the first major cities in America to develop public housing and shortly before the Olympics a large portion of public housing was torn down to make Atlanta appear less "dangerous" to the world. Since then Atlanta has created new public housing that does not appear as threatening as pervious housing.