Posted Date: December 20, 2011

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PD&R’s online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

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From the Assistant Secretary:
Setting an Agenda for Research

On November 17, 2011, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) hosted its first ever Research Agenda Conference to gain input from researchers and practitioners on how PD&R research can best address knowledge gaps within the housing and community development field.

Happy Holidays!
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research and The Edge staff extend warm holiday greetings to you. In 2012, we look forward to continuing to serve our online community by providing you with the latest housing news and research. Until then, we wish you a safe and joyous holiday.



Rendering of the Yujiapu District as a Low Carbon Model Town.

Low Carbon Development in the Pacific Rim
During his recent trip to Hawaii for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, President Obama stressed the importance of U.S. involvement in APEC’s Energy Smart Community Initiative. PD&R has long been involved in this effort and this year PD&R staff facilitated a series of policy exchange activities with APEC participants on the low carbon development underway in China.


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