Latest Report by GSU Sociology Department on Impacts of Atlanta Public Housing Demolition

Creative Loafing recently interviewed Georgia State University Sociology Professor Deirdre Oakley regarding the latest report from the Georgia State University Urban Health Initiative, which compiles data from the six-month post-move followup study of former Atlanta public housing residents:

Is the Grass Always Greener…? Destination Characteristics and Former Public Housing Residents’ Views Six Months after Relocation

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photo by Renee Alston

The Pre-Relocation report and Relocation report are also available online.

This three-year research project has been headed by GSU Sociology Professors Deirdre Oakley, Erin Ruel, and Lesley Reid, with graduate and undergraduate students contributing to the research project as well. 

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