The Geography of Despair: Environmental Racism and the Making of South Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Human Ecology Review, 12(2): 156-168, 2005

By: Bob Bolin, Human Ecology Review
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Social Equity

This article shares the story of residential and economic segregation by race and class in the development of the city of Phoenix, and its legacy of environmental injustice. It highlights the role that public decision makers, including planners, have had in perpetuating these spatial inequities.