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Redlining

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An elevated highway destroyed an African American community in Syracuse, New York. Is just removing it enough?
The Washington Post
October 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
October 9, 2019, 7am PDT
"Segregation by Design" is a new film available to the public on Vimeo.
Greater Greater Washington
October 2, 2019, 11am PDT
In a new policy brief and a series of working papers, housing experts consider the future of the Community Reinvestment Act, the federal law enacted in 1977 to combat redlining and discrimination in mortgage markets.
Penn IUR Urban Link
September 1, 2019, 9am PDT
What do traffic safety and gun violence have in common? A lot, as it turns out. In both cases, hard-hit neighborhoods tend to have suffered from historical disinvestment along racial lines.
Brookings
June 4, 2019, 5am PDT
New research and mapping projects reveal how the deeply embedded racism of planning and housing policies of the past are connected to the growing wealth gap of the present.
Data-Smart City Solutions
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
February 21, 2019, 8am PST
In a survey conducted last October, Zillow found that 27 percent of respondents believe they've experienced housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Alliance president Lisa Rice discusses why that is.
Zillow Research
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
November 16, 2018, 2pm PST
Cleveland neighborhoods were coded to help real estate investors, but the result is a map that harks back to old discriminatory housing practices, say critics.
CityLab
October 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
Simply put, this scholar says, it comes down to race. With far fewer non-white urban residents, Canadian cities didn't fall prey to the redlining, white flight, and incarceration problems that so heavily impacted cities like Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press
August 28, 2018, 8am PDT
Buying a home in California is increasingly a matter of generational wealth.
KPCC
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
April 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."
Next City
Feature
March 27, 2018, 9am PDT
The practice of redlining was outlawed in 1977, but its effects have been indelible.
Jerrod A. Laber
March 20, 2018, 7am PDT
All it takes a map, a bike, and a desire to learn the history of racial segregation in the United States.
KUOW
February 16, 2018, 6am PST
Fifty years of the Fair Housing Act hasn't been enough to stop banks and mortgage lenders from discriminating against people of color. Some bad actors are worse than others, though the whole industry in the aggregate is hardly free from indictment.
Reveal (The Center for Investigative Reporting)
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 24, 2018, 11am PST
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.
California Planning & Development Report
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