Imagine Cities

81 days ago

"In 1966 the Chicago city government was taken to court for building all its public housing in areas that were wholly black. By way of compensation, it provided vouchers for 7,500 families to move to nicer (and whiter) parts of the city and its suburbs. Studies found that 15-20 years later the families were still in their new neighbourhoods and their children were attending better schools and doing better than those who stayed behind."