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Affordable housing in US Shrinking cities

Affordable housing in US Shrinking cities

From neighborhoods of despair to neighborhoods of opportunity?
Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan, Laiyun Wu, Affordable housing in US Shrinking cities. From neighborhoods of despair to neighborhoods of opportunity?, Bristol, Policy Press, series: « Shorts Reseach », 2016, 192 p., ISBN : 9781447327585.
Notice published 06 January 2017

Publisher's presentation

Given the rapid urbanisation of the world’s population, the converse phenomenon of shrinking cities is often overlooked and little understood. Yet with almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, efforts by government and anchor institutions to regenerate these cities is gaining policy urgency, with the availability and siting of affordable housing being a key concern.
This is the first book to look at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in the fastest shrinking cities in the US. Applying quantitative and GIS analysis using data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the authors make recommendations for future place-based siting practices, stressing its importance for ensuring more equitable urban revitalisation. The book will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students in urban studies, housing and inequality, as well as policy makers.

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Robert Mark Silverman

Robert Mark Silverman is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. His research focuses on community development, the nonprofit sector, community-based organizations, education reform, and inequality in inner city housing markets.

Kelly L. Patterson

Assitant professor in the School of social work, Universtiy of Buffalo (NY).

Li Yin

Associate professor, Universtiy of Buffalo (NY).

Molly Ranahan

Doctoral candidate both in the Department of urban and Regional Planning, Universtiy of Buffalo (NY).

Laiyun Wu

Doctoral student in the Department of industrial and Eystem Engineering, Universtiy of Buffalo (NY).

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