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Segregation by design : local politics and inequality in American cities

Author: Jessica Trounstine
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
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Segregation by Design draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation. Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land uses (such as garbage dumps). The  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trounstine, Jessica.
Segregation by design.
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018009866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Trounstine
ISBN: 9781108555722 1108555721
OCLC Number: 1061308073
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Table of contents --
Acknowledgements --
Prologue --
Introduction --
Cherry hill and camden --
Contributions to existing literature --
Chapter summaries --
A theory of segregation by design --
The need for local government --
The geography of inequality --
Empirical expectations --
Important caveats --
Schools --
The intersection of race and class --
Data hurdles --
Protecting investments: segregation and the development of the metropolis --
The rise of urban america --
City spending data --
Explaining and measuring segregation --
Suburbanization - another form of segregation --
Engineering enclaves: how local governments produce segregation --
Understanding the adoption of zoning --
Zoning generates segregation --
Living on the wrong side of the tracks: inequality in public goods provision, 1900-1940 --
Jim crow and public goods inequalities --
Inequalities generated through residential segregation --
Cracks in the foundation: losing control over protected neighborhoods --
Urban renewal and segregation --
Racially contested mayoral elections --
Federal desegregation of schools and increased residential segregation --
Conclusion --
Segregation's negative consequences --
How segregation creates polarized politics --
Segregation and political polarization --
Diversity and segregation in the aggregate --
Evidence of causality --
Segregation and sewer overflows --
Conclusion --
Locking in segregation through suburban control --
Understanding the link between segregation and suburbanization --
Measuring suburbanization, a new approach --
Schools, land use regulation, and suburban segregation --
Suburban inequality --
The polarized nation that segregation built --
The effect of context --
Linking segregation and conservatism --
Empirical evidence --
Correlates of segregation --
Historical persistence of segregated neighborhoods --
Individual level conservatism --
Prejudice and policy --
Concluding thoughts and new designs --
Looking ahead --
Policy solutions --
Responsibility: Jessica Trounstine.
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The first account of how local governments generate segregation, this book documents changing patterns of segregation, the political mechanisms that produce them, and the consequences. It will be  Read more...
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