Mapping the Origins of Segregation Using GIS Resources

Amber Crowell, California State University, Fresno
Mark Fossett, Texas A&M University

Residential segregation continues to define many communities and is associated with numerous social and economic consequences. This project develops new empirical findings and understandings on residential segregation and an open-access digital database with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to understand and map the historical origins of contemporary patterns of residential segregation. The digital data hub and archive for this project will give researchers the capability to map, analyze, and document historical and contemporary segregation patterns in communities using restricted historical census data, innovative new methods of segregation analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. The digital hub will facilitate collaboration with researchers, who will contribute and use data and mapping resources archived on the project's website for teaching and research. By building a research network to support the collaborative digital data hub and platform, offering workshops, and an open graduate-level research methods course, this project more broadly increases the research capacity and student experiences.

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 Presented in Session 52. Preserving History: Community Building, Deep Mapping, and Scholarly Engagement