This article, published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal, recommends that land use and housing policies be marshaled to reduce residential racial segregation and concentrated poverty. Such policies should be statewide, or at least regional, in scope. Isolated policies encourage leap-frog development that in turn promotes both sprawl and racial segregation. It also argues that state legislatures must adopt coordinated policy approaches, using Oregon’s comprehensive land use legislation as an example of policies that effectively promote affordable housing and decrease urban sprawl.
Myron Orfield, Choice, Equal Protection and Metropolitan Integration (2006).