Books & Articles


  • Emerson, Michael O., Karen J. Chai, and George Yancey. "Does race matter in residential segregation? Exploring the preferences of white Americans." American Sociological Review (2001): 922-935.

  • Hunter, Marcus Anthony, et al. "Black placemaking: celebration, play, and poetry." Theory, Culture & Society 33.7-8 (2016): 31-56.


  • Bates, Lisa K., et al. "Race and Spatial Imaginary: Planning Otherwise" Planning Theory & Practice 19.2 (2018): 254-288.

  • Brown, Lawrence. “The Black Butterfly: Why We Must Make Black Neighborhoods Matter” Forthcoming, 2019.

  • Desmond, Matthew. “Evicted: Poverty and profit in the American city”. Broadway Books, 2016.

  • Fullilove, Mindy Thompson. “Root shock: How tearing up city neighborhoods hurts America, and what we can do about it”. NYU Press, 2016.

  • Fullilove, Mindy Thompson. “Urban alchemy: Restoring joy in America's sorted-out cities”. NYU Press, 2013.

News & Media

Video Clips & Films

Music & Art

  • “Every Ghetto, Every City”, by Lauryn Hill

  • “Ghetto”, by India.Arie

  • Gregory Porter

Other Resources