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

Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

January 30, 2019

Authors: Alexander Hermann, David Luberoff, Daniel McCue

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

October 05, 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck

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Data & Charts


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

Are the Suburbs Losing Status?

Monday, February 04, 2019

The traditional image of suburbs in the United States is one of middle-class, white, family households owning single-family homes. But...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

New Interactive Tool Shows Two Decades of Social & Economic Change in Greater Boston

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A new interactive mapping tool showing the dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes that have occurred in Greater Boston since...

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