Professor Paige Glotzer was interviewed by ABC News about housing discrimination in Baltimore. A Black couple’s home value rose nearly $300K after it was shown by a White colleague. Professor Glotzer discusses the origins of real estate appraisal and why it historically links property value to race. Housing segregation is the subject of Professor Glotzer’s book, How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960 (Columbia University Press, 2020).
How the Suburbs Were Segregated has recently received the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for America City and Regional Planning, as well as received an honorable mention from the International Planning History Society for its First Book Prize. It also won the 2021 Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American History and was a finalist for the 2021 Hagley Prize in Business History.