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Colonial Place, Norfolk: Residential Integration in a Southern Urban Neighbohood
Journal of Urban Affairs (1979)
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University

Racial integration on a neighborhood scale is a relatively new phenomenon in southern cities. The experience of the Colonial Place neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia, since the middle 1960s provides evidence for testing generalizations about the factors required for stable racial integration. The paper suggests that the characteristics of racial relations in the South may allow socioeconomic heterogeneity to be compatible with racial integration. It also suggests that the increasing availability of procedures and programs for community planning and community conservation provide effective tools which neighborhood organizations can adapt to the goal of racial integration.

  • Housing -- Virginia -- Norfolk
Publication Date
September, 1979
Citation Information
Carl Abbott. "Colonial Place, Norfolk: Residential Integration in a Southern Urban Neighbohood" Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (1979)
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