In the media

Renting Vs. Buying. How Important Is Owning A Home?

On Point (NPR)

Is owning a home still the American Dream? A look...

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Remodeling booms as housing stock ages

Marketplace

A report from Harvard University found that spending on home...

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The Persistent Economic Advantage of America’s Suburbs

CityLab

A new study finds that suburban neighborhoods outperform urban ones...

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Event

The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing: How Call Centers, Online Casinos and Other Outsourced Business Processes Have Transformed Filipino Cities

March 2019

Justin Stern studies the interplay of economic development and urban...

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Event

Cycle of Segregation: Why American Neighborhoods Are Still Divided Along Racial Lines

April 2019

A lunchtime event with Maria Krysan, a professor of sociology...

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Event

The Economic Effects of Climate Change Adaptation Measures: Evidence from Miami-Dade County and New York City

April 2019

How are local housing markets affected by a variety of...

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Publications

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

January 2019

The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that together make up greater...

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Publications

Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico

August 2017

The Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute, or Infonavit, is...

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Publications

Waiting for Homeownership: Assessing the Future of Homeownership, 2015-2035

December 2016

The decade-long decline in the homeownership rate in the United...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

As Homebuilding Lags in the US, Remodeling Industry Picks Up the Slack

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The home remodeling market in the US expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession,...

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Hyojung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

How the Community Reinvestment Act Helps Facilitate Small Business Lending

Monday, March 04, 2019

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has helped spur small business lending in underserved communities and populations, according to a new...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

The Implications of Different Suburban Definitions

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Riverside is a low-density neighborhood in the city of Columbus, Ohio that has a distinctly suburban feel. About three-quarters of...

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Kermit Baker

Senior Research Fellow

The Canary Signs: 10 Indicators That Show Remodelers’ Current and Future Market Conditions

Monday, February 11, 2019

It looks like 2019 will be a time of transition for the remodeling industry, and we’ll see as we progress...

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