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The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Edward G. Goetz


The book examines two contrasting housing policy approaches to achieving racial justice. Integration initiatives and community development efforts have for decades constituted contrasting means of achieving racial equity through housing policy. The book traces the tensions between these two approaches as they have been manifest in different ways since the 1940s. The core argument is that fair housing advocates have adopted a spatial strategy of advocacy that has increasingly brought it into conflict with community development efforts. The book presents a critique of integration efforts of fair ... More

Keywords: Integration, Community development, Fair housing, Affordable housing, Race, Racial justice, Housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501707599
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward G. Goetz, author
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs