Sudhir Venkatesh

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Sudhir Venkatesh is professor of sociology at Columbia University. He is the author of American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto and Living Underground: The Sociology of Informal and Illegal Income Generation. His documentary “Dislocation” follows families as they relocate from condemned public housing.

Tearing Down the Community

A year after she left Chicago’s notorious Robert Taylor Homes public housing development, 30-year-old Lee-Lee Henderson said she was ready to return. “I’d rather...