The new portal, part of an endeavor at the University of Chicago to spur creative research in urban social science, is here:
You’ve probably noticed that we have been quiet for the last several months. We’ve been working hard designing and creating the content for a completely revamped website. In the coming weeks, we’ll announce the (beta?) launch of an online portal designed to be a resource for social scientists, journalists, activists, practitioners, policy makers, and others interested in urban social science. Much of the work of UrbaOrgs will transfer to that site, which will be hosted by the University of Chicago. Stay tuned for more!
March 10-11, 2011. The University of Chicago will host a conference on organizational interventions in urban poverty for the 21st century. Organizers are lining up a stellar set of speakers. More to come soon….
City and Community article encourages new thinking on African American residential patterns before the Civil Rights EraSeptember 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Posted in cities, geography, housing, neighborhoods, race, what to read | Leave a comment
In the newly published article, “African American Locational Attainment Before the Civil Rights Era,” (City & Community, volume 9, September 2010), Lance Freeman challenges conventional wisdom that prior to the Civil Rights era, blacks of all classes lived side-by-side due to intense discrimination. According to this view, individual socioeconomic status did not translate into improved locational outcomes. By analyzing individual-level data from the 1910-1950 Public Use Microdata Samples, Freeman reveals how individual-level socioeconomic status translated into neighborhood-level outcomes for blacks. Among blacks, individual-level socioeconomic status played no role in determining residential proximity to whites. However, individual-level socioeconomic status for blacks was an important determinant of other neighborhood outcomes. His ground-breaking research suggests that upper-stratum blacks did indeed live in neighborhoods set apart from poorer blacks.
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