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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Sharon Cornelissen

Postdoctoral Fellow

National Politics, Neighborly Politics: The Impact of Trump’s Election on a Detroit Community

Monday, March 02, 2020

While some researchers have studied how historical community transformations and neighborhood contexts can shape voting patterns, few have examined what...

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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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