Annotated Bibliography 2

The Editorial Board. “The Architecture of Segregation.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 05 Sept. 2015. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. 
This article written in The New York Times gives the reader a perspective on the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Its main emphasis focus’s on how poor and low income families are trapped in a vicious cycle. They grow up in bad neighborhoods with mediocre healthcare and school systems. Proper schooling is essential for the ability to obtain a decent job which then in turn gives the ability to move up in economic classes and out of poor neighborhoods. The Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidizes homes for lower income families purposely in low income undesirable parts of towns with no jobs. This current system traps those who are poor with the inability to ever get out.

Annotated Bibliography 1


Daskalova, Diliana, and Aleksandar D. Slaev. “Diversity In The Suburbs: Socio-Spatial Segregation And Mix In Post-Socialist Sofia.” Habitat International 50.(2015): 42-50. ScienceDirect. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

The academic journal examines the city of Sofia in Bulgaria. Daskalova discusses how the lower income residents are beginning to reside further into the city because of being closer to potential jobs. This same theory is prevalent in America also. The higher income citizens are now moving out away from the city as a result of the poor people coming in. Higher income people are taking over the now rural poor surroundings of the city forcing the poor out by raising property values. The article suggests that this trend will continue and an almost complete segregation of lower and higher income people may happen in Sofia if the suburbanization doesn’t end.