housing segregation

Concrete building wth Department of Housing and Urban Development sign

How Federal Policy Can Support More Affordable Housing in Exclusionary Communities

The recently funded “Yes In My Back Yard” federal grant program provides support for local and state governments to implement housing policy reforms, but it doesn’t go far enough to undo the exclusionary practices of wealthy communities.

January 30, 2023 - Urban Institute

Concrete building wth Department of Housing and Urban Development sign

HUD Plans to Revive Fair Housing Rule

The department is proposing an updated version of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which requires local governments to take action to end residential segregation.

January 19, 2023 - CNN

Suburban Pittsburgh

What Is White Flight?

'White flight' refers to the exodus of white Americans from central cities to suburbs in the early and mid-20 century, a phenomenon which led to declining tax revenue and business closures that created lasting damage to urban neighborhoods.

October 14, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Los Angeles Protest

Policing, Segregation, and Causation vs. Correlation

Racial disparities in police killings increase with segregation. Does this mean segregation causes racialized police violence?

September 3, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Ben Carson

Outrage Over Trump's Fair Housing Victory Lap

President Trump took to Twitter today to celebrate his administration's decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, approved by the Obama administration to strengthen the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

July 29, 2020 - James Brasuell

A Black woman stands in front of a home holding an umbrella and smiling.

This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair

The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.

July 29, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Section 8 Kids

Study: Housing Vouchers Fuel Racial Segregation

The trend should serve as a "wake-up call" for housing policy, researchers say.

February 6, 2019 - The Washington Post

Downtown, now

Addressing 'Reverse White Flight' in Chicago

A new report from the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council looks at ways to fight perpetual segregation as Chicago's affluent white population booms.

May 30, 2018 - CityLab

Texas

Dallas Housing Proposal Aims for Equity, Finally

Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."

April 23, 2018 - Next City

Race Map

Pollution Does Discriminate in Orlando’s Parramore Neighborhood

Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.

January 31, 2018 - Huffington Post

Oakland and San Francisco

Planners Cannot Ignore Legacy Of Government-Sanctioned Segregation

Even in liberal states like California, government-sanctioned residential segregation persisted in the 20th century. In a recent talk in L.A., Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, charged planners with undoing this shameful legacy.

January 24, 2018 - California Planning & Development Report

Brooklyn Brownstones

The Perpetuation of Segregation

A new book describes segregation as a cycle of social structuring: segregation begets segregation.

January 16, 2018 - Pacific Standard

slum housing

Why Concentrated Poverty Matters

The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.

August 13, 2015 - CityLab

Bed Stuy view

The Political Semantics of Housing Segregation

Two authors agree that housing policies in the War on Poverty have failed. Are those policies too progressive, or not progressive enough?

July 31, 2015 - Market Urbanism

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.