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 households and contribute to patterns of neighborhood change and residential segregation.

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Alix Winter

Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics, Columbia University

Is Lead Exposure a Form of Housing Inequality?

Thursday, January 02, 2020

The primary sources of contemporary lead exposure are chipping paint, water pipes, and lead remaining in soil from gasoline exhaust...

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Sean Veal

Research Assistant

Chicago Development Highlights Collaborative Efforts to Preserve Housing and Develop Sustainable Communities

Monday, December 02, 2019

In her closing remarks at the recent Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference, Julia Stasch, past president of the...

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