Preservation and the projects
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The purpose of this thesis is to suggest specific strategies for rehabilitation of historic public housing that will meet the goals of housing authorities and the needs of residents while maintaining enough integrity to convey the historic significance of the projects. Chapter Two explores the history of public housing with an emphasis on identifying which design aspects are most historically important. Chapter Three describes the history of public housing in Milwaukee, WI, and Chapter Four analyzes the revitalization of four public housing projects in Milwaukee. The final chapter uses lessons learned from Milwaukee to provide suggestions for approaching the revitalization of similar historic public housing projects across the United States.