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Neighborhood Change

Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

Authors: Alexander Hermann, David Luberoff, Daniel McCue | January 30, 2019

The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that together make up greater Boston have changed significantly in the last few decades. Between 1990 and 2016, the region has become more affluent and more ethnically and racially diverse. However, during this same period, increases in house prices and rents outpaced the growth in many residents’ incomes. Moreover, while many of these changes have occurred throughout the region, the pace and nature of change has been uneven across the region’s cities, towns and neighborhoods. As a result, like the nation as a whole, the region is also becoming increasingly unequal and marked by growing concentrations of poverty and affluence....

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck | October 05, 2018

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018 presents an assessment of the program's first component, which awards funds to groups of CDFIs that collaborate to enhance social and economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income people and revitalize the distressed neighborhoods in which they live....

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

Author: J. Robert Breymaier | July 06, 2018

The paper is a detailed discussion of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, which since 1972 has been working ensure that there is "meaningful and lasting racial diversity in Oak Park," a village of about 50,000 people located next to the West Side of Chicago. ...

A Shared Future: Addressing the Patterns of Resegregation in Urban and Suburban Contexts: How to Stabilize Integrated Schools and Communities Amid Metro Migrations

A Shared Future: Addressing the Patterns of Resegregation in Urban and Suburban Contexts: How to Stabilize Integrated Schools and Communities Amid Metro Migrations

Authors: Amy Stuart Wells, Lauren Fox, Diana Cordova-Cobo, Douglas Ready | July 06, 2018

This paper notes that, while a large body of research has documented the patterns, degree, and effects of racial segregation, what is missing from this literature is a more nuanced understanding of the process by which segregation is reproduced....

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

Author: Anurima Bhargava | July 06, 2018

This paper provides an overview of the ways in which "housing and education in America have long been inextricably and intricately linked."...

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Author: Caroline Lauer | June 01, 2018

Cities across the United States have been actively planning for climate change for 20 years, but equity considerations, such as climate investments' impact on disadvantaged communities, have often been overlooked or ignored in the broader climate planning process. Most recently, scholars studying climate planning and its effects have identified the following questions for areas of future research: What policies have local municipal agencies developed that specifically benefit disadvantaged communities? Under what conditions do they develop and implement these proposals?...