Neighborhood Change

A growing body of research documents the critical importance of neighborhood conditions to residents’ well-being and ability to succeed. Housing initiatives play a central role in strategies to revitalize distressed areas, prevent displacement of low-income residents by gentrification, and mitigate the effects of concentrated poverty. Through a variety research projects and events, our work examines the factors that influence the geographic location of low-income households and contribute to patterns of residential segregation.

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Joe Kriesberg


Strategies for Responding to Gentrification

Monday, June 04, 2018

As more and more communities across the country experience gentrification—and others fear its imminent arrival—community developers are struggling to find...

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Katie Gourley

What Would It Take for Cities Experiencing Gentrification Pressures to Foster Inclusion Rather than Replacement?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fostering inclusion in gentrifying neighborhoods (rather than opening up exclusive suburbs) is the focus of four working papers released today...

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