Synopses & Reviews
Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit dependent populations to the suburbs. These suburbs are often missing basic transportation, and strategies to address this are lacking. This absence of public transit creates barriers to viable employment, accessibility to cultural networks and plays a role in increasing social inequality. This book investigates how housing and transport policy have played their role in creating these transit deserts, and what impact race has upon those likely to be affected. Diane Jones uses research from New Orleans, Baltimore and Chicago to explore the forces at work in these situations, as well as proposing potential solutions.