About this Episode:
Where we live is intimately linked to our health — the life expectancy of a child born in a poor neighborhood can be 20 to 30 years shorter than a child born in an upscale neighborhood just a few miles away. For decades, we have used practices and policies in service of “strategic segregation,” concentrating poverty and people of color in the most unhealthy areas of a city. In this episode, we explore this legacy and how we can create better opportunities for housing and health.
Project Director, Mapping Prejudice Project , University of Minnesota Libraries
Professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota School of Architecture and College of Design
Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School
Architect and Associate Vice Provost, University of Minnesota Office for Equity & Diversity
Producer and Host, SPH Health In All Matters Podcast
- Sample Discussion Questions
- Mapping Prejudice Project
- “The Ecology of Inequality” (TED Talk)
- “The Great Divide | Two Neighborhoods in Chicago”
- Life Expectancy: Could where you live influence how long you live?
- Jim Crow of the North (PBS documentary)
- “The Color of Law” (book)
- “Not in My Neighborhood” (book)