Desegregating the City: Ghettos, Enclaves, and Inequality

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Overview

Multidisciplinary perspectives on segregation in the United States and other developed countries.
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Since 9/11 the ghetto-enclave distinction has become blurred as crime and disorder have emanated from both European immigrant ethnic enclaves and America’s ghettos. The contributors offer a variety of tools for addressing the problems of racial and income segregation, including school integration, area-based “fair share” housing requirements, place-based mixed-income housing development, and expanded demand-side residential subsidy options such as housing vouchers. By exploring these alternatives and their consequences, Desegregating the City provides the basis for a combination of flexible antisegregation strategies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791464601
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: SUNY Series in African American Studies
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David P. Varady is Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of Neighborhood Upgrading: A Realistic Assessment and the coauthor (with Jeffrey A. Raffel) of Selling Cities: Attracting Homebuyers Through Schools and Housing Programs, both published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Defining Segregation and Its Consequences

1. Enclaves Yes, Ghettos No: Segregation and the State
PETER MARCUSE

2. The Ghetto and the Ethnic Enclave
CERI PEACH

3. Ethnic Segregation in a Multicultural City
MOHAMMAD A. QADEER

4. Urban Ethnic Segregation and the Scenarios Spectrum
FREDERICK W. BOAL

5. Social Capital and Segregation in the United States
XAVIER DE SOUZA BRIGGS

6. Causes and Consequences of Rapid Urban Spatial Segregation: The New Towns of Tegucigalpa
GLENN PEARCE-OROZ

Part II: Housing Markets, Public Policies and Land Use

7. Experiencing Residential Segregation: A Contemporary Study of Washington, D.C.
GREGORY D. SQUIRES, SAMANTHA FRIEDMAN, AND CATHERINE E. SAIDAT

8. Inequality, Segregation and Housing Markets: The U.S. Case
N. ARIEL ESPINO

9. An Economic View of the Causes as Well as the Costs and Some of the Benefits of Urban Spatial Segregation
ROBERT W. WASSMER

10. Does Density Exacerbate Income Segregation? Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1980–1990
ROLF PENDALL

11. Sprawl and Segregation: Another Side of the Los Angeles Debate
TRIDIB BANERJEE AND NIRAJ VERMA

12. Housing Subsidies and Urban Segregation: A Reflection on the Case of South Africa
MARIE HUCHZERMEYER

13. Suburbs and Segregation in South African Cities: A Challenge for Metropolitan Governance in the Early Twenty-First Century
ALAN MABIN

Conclusion: Desegregating the City

Bibliography

Contributors

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