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Combining Policy and a Vision to Enable the Rebirth of Struggling Neighborhoods

by Maya Brennan
As awareness has grown about housing’s pivotal role in supporting quality of life and community well-being, national, state, and local leaders are developing comprehensive solutions…

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Balancing the Bold and Mundane: Thoughts for the Next Administration

by Kimberly Burrowes and Maya Brennan
The US population is divided, not just by ideologies, but also by deep inequalities. From President Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Johnson’s War on…

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Neighborhoods of Opportunity through Revitalization and Mobility

By Maya Brennan
The United States has a housing problem and an economic opportunity problem. In both cases, the problems have complex causes and solutions, but relate in part to…

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Learning from the “Achingly Contemporary” Story of Yonkers

By Archana Pyati
A school desegregation lawsuit filed in 1980 in a small New York community led to a housing battle that remains relevant throughout the United States and beyond.
Lisa Belkin’s…

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Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer

By Archana Pyati
The conventional relationship between a real estate developer and an artist might go like this: the former commissions the latter to create art for a specific space—a mural or…

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Design Guidelines that Activate Mixed-Use Affordable Housing

What design principles can make ground floor space in a mixed-use residential building more appealing for retail, commercial tenants, and community uses? Laying the Groundwork, published by the…

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Arts Create Cultural Cohesion in Changing Communities

As community demographics change, developers often face a challenge: how to create and preserve housing and other physical assets that celebrate an area’s unique culture and reflect the needs and…

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