Monday, September 21, 2009


A city neighborhood is usually defined as an area which includes people of the same economic status, beliefs or cultures. In Philadelphia, it seems that this belief rings true. While this does provide strong diversity due to the vast amount of culture, it unfortunately paves the way for segregated communities. While the word “segregation” could imply tension between races, it seems in Philadelphia that this seems to apply more to economic status. In our analysis of five major neighborhoods in Philadelphia- Old City, Chinatown, South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia and Germantown- our team will shed light on these contrasting areas to show how unique and separate they truly are.

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