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Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics

Alex Schafran


How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this region continuously reproduce racial poverty and reinvent segregation in old farm towns one hundred miles from the urban core? This is the story of the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism, and political fragmentation between middle-class white environmentalists and communities of color. As this book shows, the responsibility for this newly segregated geography ... More

Keywords: Northern California, foreclosure crisis, racial poverty, segregation, regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism, political fragmentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286443
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Schafran, author
University of Leeds