As a small but rapidly growing city, Raleigh's population has grown over 20% since 2010. As a result, the urban landscape has also shifted, with more people living closer to downtown—an area that had historically African-American neighborhoods as well as a diversity of income levels. The disparity in home-ownership between white and black residents in Raleigh has always been extreme, and this disparity continues to play itself out in the way urban development has manifested, whereby neighborhoods with low owner-occupancy rates have resulted in the most dramatic shifts in redevelopment and a sharp uprising in home values.

This map looks at the trends in housing value in Raleigh, NC as part of a larger study evaluating the role that housing equity plays in urban planning and development. Specifically, this project aims to look at the way that housing discrimination manifests itself in home sales, property value, and historic status. Further developments of the project also aim to look at income inequality and race as cross-indicators of housing disparity and overall wealth and well-being. As designers and architects, we hope that by looking at underlying and deep-seated issues we can be better informed about the role that we play in these disparities and use this knowledge to help effect change to policies, procedures and processes in design and urban planning overall.