Economic Segregation

January 5, 2016, 1pm PST
A new study reveals new understanding about how restrictive land use regulations in urban areas affect economic segregation across metropolitan areas.
August 1, 2015, 9am PDT
While the vast majority of cities saw an increase—or no decrease—in neighborhood inequality since 1990, nearly 30 regions became more equal. But paper equality can be problematic when the rich simply up and left town.
Urban Institute
July 10, 2015, 12pm PDT
A feature in the Houston Chronicle explores the economic segregation of Houston along the axis of Main Street—with low income neighborhoods like Independence Heights to the north and affluent neighborhoods like Old Braeswood to the south.
Houston Chronicle
November 11, 2013, 2pm PST
Washington D.C.'s suburbs, where so-called "super zips" of highly educated and highly paid households abound, have become an extreme example of the growing physical segregation of American metros into areas of poverty and affluence.
The Washington Post
October 28, 2013, 11am PDT
Against a backdrop of increasing spatial segregation of incomes, Robert J. Sampson looks at how neighborhood inequality influences multiple aspects of everyday life. How we address such inequality indicates what kind of society we want to be.
The New York Times
January 28, 2013, 11am PST
Isolating poor residents from rich ones is not only bad for those being segregated, it leads to the worst outcomes for a city as a whole. Fighting displacement results in less crime and more stable and healthy communities.
August 25, 2012, 5am PDT
A quick look at some of Brooklyn's demographic data illustrates a dramatic divide between the Borough's most wealthy and most poor - economic segregation at its extreme in America.
New York Daily News
August 21, 2012, 6am PDT
A new study breaks down charitable giving by zip code, revealing the great variety in donations by area and economic group. Pam Fessler shares the results.