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Affordable Housing in US Shrinking CitiesFrom Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?$
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Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan, and Laiyun Wu

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327585

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327585.001.0001

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Present-day Pittsburgh

Present-day Pittsburgh

Chapter:
(p.97) 5 Present-day Pittsburgh
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Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities
Author(s):

Robert Mark Silverman

Kelly L. Patterson

Li Yin

Molly Ranahan

Laiyun Wu

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327585.003.0005

This chapter examines core city revitalization strategies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It begins with a discussion of the structural causes of the city’s population decline, highlighting how deindustrialization and the decentralization of the steel industry formed the preconditions uneven development and sustained core city shrinking. After describing regional population and housing characteristics, the chapter examines conditions in areas of Pittsburgh where downtown revitalization and anchor-based revitalization strategies have been adopted. The neighborhood characteristics where anchor-based strategies have been adopted are contrasted with the rest of the city. This analysis includes an examination of the composition of HUD subsidized housing in areas slated for revitalization. This analysis provides insights into the degree to which the preservation and expansion of affordable housing was factored into anchor-based revitalization strategies. In the chapter’s final section, the degree to which these strategies are equitable and scalability is explored.

Keywords:   pittsburgh, downtown revitalization, affordable housing

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