Neighborhood Change

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Featured Research

“Power to the Neighborhoods!”: New York City Growth Politics, Neighborhood Liberalism, and the Origins of the Modern Housing Crisis

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.