The Racialization of poverty in Vancouver

The Huffington Post reports on a study by geographers at UBC that uses census data to explore how Vancouver is becoming more segregated based on income and race. The report draws on a similar study from Toronto. Very rich and very poor neighbourhoods have doubled in size, while middle-income neighbourhoods have been reduced by half. The number of immigrants in the lowest income neighbourhoods has also doubled. Geographer David Ley says that “new poverty is very significantly tied up with recent immigrants."