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 low-income households and contribute to patterns of residential segregation.

Reports & Papers

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

October 05, 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck

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Data & Charts


Jonathan Spader

Senior Research Associate

New Book Asks: What It Would Take to Foster Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality?

Monday, October 22, 2018

More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential...

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Hyojung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Reconciling the Back-to-the-City Thesis with Sustained Suburban Growth

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Are cities growing faster than their suburbs? Unfortunately, there is little consensus among urban experts on this question. Some have argued...

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