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Cityscape: Volume 24 Number 1 | An Evaluation of the Impact and Potential of Opportunity Zones


An Evaluation of the Impact and Potential of Opportunity Zones

Volume 24 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

An Evaluation of the Impact and Potential of Opportunity Zones

Guest Editor's Introduction
Daniel Marcin

Enhancing Returns from Opportunity Zone Projects by Combining Federal, State, and Local Tax Incentives to Bolster Community Impact
Blake Christian and Hank Berkowitz

Missed Opportunity: The West Baltimore Opportunity Zones Story
Michael Snidal and Sandra Newman

The Failure of Opportunity Zones in Oregon: Lifeless Place-Based Economic Development Implementation Through a Policy Network
James Matonte, Robert Parker, and Benjamin Y. Clark

A Typology of Opportunity Zones Based on Potential Housing Investments and Community Outcomes
Janet Li, Richard Duckworth, and Erich Yost

Classifying Opportunity Zones—A Model-Based Clustering Approach
Jamaal Green and Wei Shi

The Impact of Qualified Opportunity Zones on Existing Single-Family House Prices
Yanling G. Mayer and Edward F. Pierzak

Gentrification and Opportunity Zones: A Study of 100 Most Populous Cities with D.C. as a Case Study
Haydar Kurban, Charlotte Otabor, Bethel Cole-Smith, and Gauri Shankar Gautam

Collaboration to Support Further Redevelopment and Revitalization in Communities with Opportunity Zones
Michelle Madeley, Alexis Rourk Reyes, and Rachel Bernstein

Tax Cuts, Jobs, and Distributed Energy: Leveraging Opportunity Zones for Equitable Community Solar in the D.C. Region
Sara Harvey

Census Tract Boundaries and Place-Based Development Programs
Joseph Fraker

Refereed Papers

Community Land Trusts for Sustainably Affordable Rental Housing Redevelopment: A Case Study of Rolland Curtis Gardens in Los Angeles
Annette M. Kim and Andrew Eisenlohr


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