USA Today featured the Green Impact Zone in a recent article titled “Cities Moving Beyond Segregation.” Zone Director Anita Maltbia was one of several local officials interviewed for the article. Census data shows that the Kansas City metropolitan area is becoming less segregated than it used to be – dropping from the 18th most segregated metro area in 2000 to 36th in 2010. The article looks at reasons behind this change, and describes some of the efforts underway in the zone to develop more affordable, infill housing in areas that have seen years of abandonment and decline. Read the article>

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