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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Erica Vilay

Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Using a Buyout Strategy to Make Houston More Resilient

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The city of Houston could better protect and aid the approximately 18,000 people who live in the city’s repeated flood...

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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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