11.S948
Dream Revisited: Contemporary Debates about Racial and Economic Segregation

This course will draw on the Dream Revisited blog, created by the NYU Furman Center, as well as background articles that the many contributors draw on in making their arguments.  We will start by exploring trends in economic and racial segregation in U.S. cities, as well as in other cities around the world.  We will then move on to learn what research evidence tells us about both the underlying causes and the costs of contemporary economic and racial segregation.  Finally, we will review both how policies have contributed to segregation and how they might help to alleviate it, focusing on current debates surrounding different policy approaches.