Racial Segregation

March 3, 2019, 9am PST
In 1970, half of the city's census tracts were middle-income. Now, only 16 percent of them remain so. Polarization between the well-off and the poor essentially splits the city in two.
WBEZ 91.5
February 6, 2019, 6am PST
The trend should serve as a "wake-up call" for housing policy, researchers say.
The Washington Post
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
December 3, 2018, 7am PST
According to a study, residential segregation and anti-black bias combine to devalue properties in majority-black neighborhoods by an average of $48,000 per home.
Curbed
November 20, 2018, 10am PST
A frank assessment of past policy wrongdoings is necessary to overcome inequality in the city.
The Dallas Morning News
August 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
The historically Latino working class neighborhood is a frequent touchstone in debates over gentrification in Los Angeles. That history goes back decades and colors residents' perceptions.
BOOM: A Journal of California
May 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.
The Denver Post
May 8, 2018, 5am PDT
Housing Advocates have filed a lawsuit to press the Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
The Washington Post
November 29, 2017, 8am PST
As part of an interdepartmental effort, the city's planning department is embedding an explicit equity lens into how it considers the distribution of civic resources.
Next City
November 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
In a appeal by no means limited to the Dallas metro region, Mike Koprowski condemns the city's entrenched segregation and calls for a stronger response.
Dallas News
August 25, 2017, 8am PDT
In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, resulting from the gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, American cities are rethinking whether statues honoring the heroes of the Confederacy belong in public spaces.
Vox
August 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
An editorial in the New York Times argues that exclusionary zoning reinforces segregation and must be curbed.
The New York Times
April 10, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council studied the social and economic impacts of segregation in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tonight
October 29, 2016, 9am PDT
A look at Parkchester, one of four planned communities built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City, circa 1940s. The complex includes over 12,000 rental and ownership apartments, located near the #6 subway.
The New York Times
October 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Commentators relentlessly debate whether Donald Trump's support hinges on economics or race. Alexis C. Madrigal discusses how the two are joined at the hip, especially in real estate.
Fusion
August 4, 2016, 10am PDT
New research finds evidence of racial "boundary movements," in older, denser U.S. cities. The research explains more about why gentrification feels like such a powerful force, for those experiencing its effects.
CityLab
April 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Beware of possible code words like "character" and "flavor" when it comes to community resistance to multifamily housing or increased density. Case in point, Garden City, Long Island.
The New York Times
March 15, 2016, 11am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio details the work of a local researcher who says the segregation of today's St. Louis is the result of deliberate, decades-long federal housing policy.
St. Louis Public Radio
December 12, 2015, 1pm PST
It's too soon to declare the beginning of the end for segregation, but one demographer is hopeful that there are opportunities to better integrate different racial groups.
Brookings
September 6, 2015, 5am PDT
24/7 Wall Street created an index to measure the most racially segregated cities in the United States.
24/7 Wall St.