According to Next City, a new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition reveals the roots of gentrification in addition to making stark a history of discrimination.
Oscar Perry Abello writes: "A new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition illuminates the consequences of the most important history underlying cities in the United States today: the history of redlining."
"The tool layers data on current income status and minority population on top of maps created using data from the historical redlining maps that were digitized earlier this year by researchers at the University of Richmond," adds Perry Abello.
According to Perry Abello, the new mapping tool offers many lessons about the stories of today's "inner city" neighborhoods. He chooses to dig into the subject of gentrification to exemplify the power of the new tool.
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