Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies, comments on the current state of Richmond's public housing and why it needs to change.


As in other cities, the concentration and isolation of low-income African-Americans contributed to lower educational attainment and employment rates, as well as higher crime rates. That isolation has been worsened by the city’s inability to annex land, no regional integration of the schools, a limited public transit system, and the decline of the local manufacturing base, says University of Richmond associate professor Thad Williamson, who, until recently, was the head of the city’s Office of Community Wealth Building.


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Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law
Urban Politics and Sprawl
Community Economic Development
City of Richmond Politics
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