Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities

From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?

Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan, and Laiyun Wu

Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities

Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan, and Laiyun Wu

Distributed for Bristol University Press

112 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2016
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781447327585 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
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.
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
Review Quotes
Dennis Keating, Cleveland State University
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 United States’ fastest-shrinking 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.
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