Posted Date: September 13, 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 all current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

New on The Edge

From the Assistant Secretary:
Using GIS to Enhance the Decisionmaking Process Part 2

Assistant Secretary Bostic considers the challenge of measuring the success of sustainability and how GIS can help frame the discussion of livability and sustainability principles in different regions.

HUD Partner Reports:
Cities in Transition on Both Sides of a Pond

The Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund launched the 3-year Cities in Transition Initiative to explore the parallels between older industrial cities in the United States and those in Europe through intensive study tours and workshops.

Billions in Repairs Needed for Public Housing Stock

HUD released a study outlining the costs of completing capital improvement repairs on the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units which would better the living conditions of some 2.1 million people.



Three students walking along an acequia.

Tradition and Technology: Innovative Community Collaboration in New Mexico
Students at Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute are mapping ancient gravity-fed irrigation ditches with commercial-grade GPS survey units— an effort funded by an Office of University Partnerships’ grant.

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