Is there segregation in Atlanta?

Holloway, S. R. (n.d.). Contingent Urban Geographies of Violent Crime: Racial Segregation and the Impact of Public Housing in Atlanta.

Photo By: Mike Boening Photography April 14, 2017

According to the head of geography at the University of Georgia Steven R. Holloway and Associate Professor of Sociology, Thomas L. McNulty,  argues that exact patterns of crime reflect geographic processes at multiple scales simultaneously.  Their thesis was true as Atlanta’s housing projects have a wide variety of spread effects on crime rates in surrounding neighborhoods.  Neighborhoods surrounding the projects tend to have more crime. Other projects have lower estimated crime rates. There is segregation in Atlanta due to crime and the geographic design of the projects.

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