Mapping RVA: Where you live makes all the difference

Through August 23, 2014, the Library of Virginia will host Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a traveling exhibition focused on charts, maps, housing, economics, inequality, and poverty.

The multimedia exhibition of nine maps created by Brian Koziol, director of research and consulting services at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME), uses geographic information systems to show the unique history of the Richmond metropolitan area. The maps examine the connection between public policy and economic development in the Richmond region through a fair housing lens. Also on display will be historic maps from the Library’s collections that highlight the evolution of the city’s neighbor-hoods and the role that policy makers have played in shaping neighborhood demographics.

If you want to lose a couple of hours, dive into the full report from 2012 here (PDF). Below are some of the highlights (but you really should read the report to get the full context behind each of the charts/maps).

The exhibit runs until August 23rd. The Library of Virginia is located at 800 E. Broad Street and is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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White flight, 1960 – 2010


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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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