The Case for Integration

Research & Spatial Analysis

2019

New York City is home to the largest and one of the most segregated public school systems in the United States. Sixty years after Brown v Board of Education New York City public school policies continue to reinforce racial and socioeconomic divisions.

The Case for Integration visualizes this segregation and its resulting impacts on school infrastructure. By spatializing a series of current and historical data, such as the percentage of kindergartners attending their zoned elementary school overlaid on top of elementary school seat utilization and the boundaries of New York City’s redlined neighborhoods, an emerging picture reveals that there is a great deal of student mobility. This mobilit...

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