America's Racially Diverse Suburbs: Opportunities and Challenges

July 2012

By: Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, Myron Orfield, Thomas Luce

https://www.prrac.org/pdf/Myron_Orfield_-_Diverse_Suburbs_FINAL.pdf

Social Equity

This report studies the largest 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. to create a typology of the racial diversity of suburbs. It identifies four types: diverse, predominantly non-white, predominantly white, and exurbs. The opportunities and challenges, including resegregation and economic decline, are discussed, as well as strategies to achieve integrated suburbs.