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.
- racial equity
- urban sprawl
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies