Income Mixing and Inequality in the Research Triangle

The greater Triangle area—including the cities of Raleigh and Durham—is one of the fastest-growing metros in the county.  Raleigh’s population increased 48% between 2000 and 2012, making it the fastest-growing city in the U.S. over that time.  Affordable housing pressures have come with such strong population growth, and affordability was recently a campaign issue in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill.  As the Triangle continues to grow, policy-makers, planners, and developers must work to ensure that its neighborhoods remain economically and socially integrated.


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