The podcast this week is a conversation with Myron Orfield, the director of the institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota. Orfield has also written many books on public policy and regional governance, and has spent years studying how municipal fragmentation has led to persistent inequality, particularly in the Twin Cities. Orfield made headlines a few months ago after publishing a study that called for the Metropolitan Council to build more affordable housing in the Twin Cities’ suburbs. We sat down in his office on the West Bank of the U of M campus a few weeks back to talk about his recent report, the problem with the affordable housing industrial complex, and why the Twin Cities are more segregated now than they were in the 1960s.
This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Streets.MN. Check out the links below for other recent Streets.MN stories:
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- Redlining: Twin Cities banks still restricting home loans in “non-white” areas, by Sheila Regan and Bill Sorem (The Uptake, April 2014)
- Redlining is hurting the Twin Cities, by Steve Fletcher (Minnesota 2020, April 2014)
- Is ‘redlining’ alive in the Twin Cities? New report finds racial, neighborhood-based disparities in mortgage lending, by Sharon Chen and Rico Morales, KFAI Radio, April 2014)