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Cityscape: Volume 17 Number 3 | Article 13


Housing Discrimination Today

Volume 17, Number 3

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

Graphic Detail: Civil Unrest and Marginalization in Baltimore

John C. Huggins
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Graphic Detail
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) organize and clarify the patterns of human activities on the Earth’s surface and their interaction with each other. GIS data, in the form of maps, can quickly and powerfully convey relationships to policymakers and the public. This department of
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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the official positions or policies of the Office of Policy Development and Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the U.S. government.

The map in exhibit 1 illustrates incidents of civil unrest that occurred in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015. Incident locations were mapped relative to the 2010 U.S. census tracts designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as Racially and Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (R/ECAP), and regional Labor Market Engagement Scores also were denoted by 2010 U.S. census tracts.


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