In many cities in the United States sprawl has contributed to substantial racial isolation. Sprawl has come about in part through land use and other policies that have the effect of removing incentives to invest in urban areas. Those policies, plus inequitable housing practices, impact the basic quality of life for communities of color, often via poorly resourced education, limited transportation options and having to stay in high crime areas. Obviously, this situation creates challenges for many of our largest cities and many smaller communities. Resources in this section all explore the concept of 'Regionalism;' that is, the sharing of skills, policies, amenities, tax burdens and resources across municipal boundaries, in order that communities can function as cohesive entities instead of perpetuating harmful racial patterns and policies.
- The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
- Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
- Right to the City
- African Americans and Smart Growth
- Communities of Opportunity: A Framework for a more Equitable and Sustainable Future for All
- Edging Toward Equity: Creating Shared Opportunity in America's Regions
- The Segregation of Opportunities The Structure of Advantage and Disadvantage in the Chicago Region
- Race, Municipal Underbounding, and Coalitional Politics in Modesto, California and Moore County
- Shared Prosperity, Stronger Regions: An Agenda for Rebuilding America's Older Core Cities
- What's the Equity Atlas Project?
- Transportation Equity Tools