"Just house after house with well kept lawns"
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Post war America saw an urban geography phenomena coined the “White Flight”. This was a migration of the middle classes to suburban settlements; there has been a large amount of criticism of this as it often led to social exclusion and racial segregation, often ghettoising inner city areas. Government policy supported the movement through investing in large amounts of infrastructure to allow the ‘flight’, including urban highways.