Posted: Mar 28, 2011 5:09 pm
Wow, cool maps. Thanks for posting.
What stands out to me the most about that map, besides the evidence pointing to the fact that Memphis is no more segregated than anywhere else in the country, is how sparsely populated the city is. Huge chunks of the city are apparently abandoned, and the color is a lot lighter than in other cities. I mean, obviously Memphis isn't going to be as densely populated as New York, Boston or LA, but Memphis looks especially sparse. It's not especially surprising news, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Here's the guy's updated version of the Memphis photo, posted 3 days ago:http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/5560473024/