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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


Given the rapid urbanization of the world’s population, the converse phenomenon of shrinking cities is often overlooked and not well understood. Yet, with almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, efforts by government and anchor institutions to regenerate them is increasingly salient. Of particular concern is the growing need for affordable housing in revitalizing neighborhoods. This book examines affordable housing experiences in five of the fastest shrinking cities in the US: Detroit, New Orleans, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Applying quantitative and GIS ... More

Keywords: affordable housing, anchor institutions, neighbourhoods, shrinking cities, urban revitalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327585
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Mark Silverman, author
University at Buffalo

Kelly L. Patterson, author
University at Buffalo

Li Yin, author
University at Buffalo