Moving to Opportunity: African Americans' Safety Outcomes in the Los Angeles Exurbs

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Abstract

Greater safety is a primary benefit garnered by black public housing residents participating in housing mobility programs. Whether similar outcomes are arising from the recent exurbanization of nonsubsidized families is unclear. Using the migration of 130,000 African Americans into the Los Angeles exurbs as a case study, this research combines evidence from mover interviews and crime and census data to show that the region has enabled families' safety over time-a finding that calls for planners' consideration of racial equity in responding to urban sprawl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-65
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • minorities
  • racial equity
  • safety
  • urban sprawl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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