I have a new Century Foundation report:  The Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy.  Since 2000, the number of persons living in high-poverty neighborhoods has climbed 91 percent.  Detroit is one of the hardest hit metropolitan areas.




(A PDF version that is easier to print can be found here).  

Here is an online appendix showing the growth in high-poverty neighborhoods in a number of metropolitan areas.

Media and social media coverage of the report:

Edsall, Thomas B. “Whose Neighborhood Is It?” New York Times. September 9, 2015.

The Editorial Board. “The Architecture of Segregation. New York Times. September 6, 2015.

Badger, Emily. 2015. “Black Poverty Differs from White Poverty.” The Washington Post, August 12, 2015.

Covert, Bryce. 2015. “How A Poor Neighborhood Becomes A Trap.ThinkProgress. Accessed August 14, 2015.
Florida, Richard. 2015. “America’s Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality.CityLab. August 10, 2015.
Semuels, Alana. 2015. “The Resurrection of America’s Slums.” The Atlantic, August 9, 2015.