Q&A with Professor Paige Glotzer About Redlining Policies in Madison

Arial view of MadisonProfessor Paige Glotzer was interviewed by The Capital Times this week about the history of redlining and housing segregation in Madison, WI.

“The criteria of redlining, which included race, became the criteria for essentially urban renewal afterwards in the 1950s and 1960s, and that kind of locked into place certain patterns of development for different neighborhoods of Madison.”

Glotzer’s first book, How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960 (Columbia University Press, 2020), charts how the real estate industry shaped residential segregation, from the emergence of large-scale suburban development in the 1890s to the postwar housing boom.

Read more at The Capital Times.