Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?

Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?

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Overview

Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity? by Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan

Given the rapid urbanization of the world’s population, the converse phenomenon of shrinking cities is often overlooked and little understood. Yet with almost one in ten postindustrial US cities shrinking in recent years, efforts by government and nonprofit anchor institutions to regenerate these cities are gaining policy urgency, with the availability and location of affordable housing a key concern. This is the first book to look at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing efforts in the fastest-shrinking US cities. Applying quantitative and global-information-system analysis using data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the authors make recommendations for future place-based practices, stressing their importance for ensuring more equitable urban revitalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447327585
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Mark Silverman is professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kelly L. Patterson is assistant professor in the School of Social Work, Li Yin is associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Molly Ranahan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and Laiyun Wu is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, all at the University at Buffalo.

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
List of acronyms
About the authors
Acknowledgments
Preface

1. Social Equity and Siting Affordable Housing in Shrinking Cities
2. Present-Day Detroit
3. Present-Day New Orleans
4. Present-Day Cleveland
5. Present-Day Pittsburgh
6. Present-Day Buffalo
7. Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Siting Affordable Housing

References
Index

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