Pocket Ghetto: A Geographic Analysis Of Butler Place In Fort Worth, Texas
A pocket ghetto is a small and isolated urban area that houses members of low-income minority groups. This term was introduced by Steven Flusty in his 1994 article, "Building Paranoia: The Proliferation of Interdictory Space and the Erosion of Spatial Justice." The research will begin with a literature review of related geographic urbanisms, a history of the Butler Place neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, and a look at present day conditions in the public housing project. The study focuses on its formation as an isolated area surrounded by highways in part by the use of time series mapping, examines the use of interdictory space to define that isolation, and conducts an accessibility analysis to determine the true dimensions of its containment from the balance of the city.