Knowing your place: Segregation in US cities.

These are an interesting set of maps based off of census data. One dots represents numbers of ethnic groups per area, white is red, Hispanic is orange, black is blue. This is a little tricky for small and very large densities but this data is hard to put on one map, so I will not be critical. It is from Business Insider and created by Eric Fisher. The cities are reported by level of segregation lowest to highest. Spoiler – Detroit is the highest and white people live near the beach in LA. I lived in Chicago and it is segregated not just for Blacks, but also Hispanics and makes for a pretty map.

chicago_segregation

 

 

Note Hyde Park on the south side where the U of Chicago is located – red inside of blue. I lived there for 4 years. Residential location effects many economic and social aspect of the United States so is an important topic.

 

 

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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