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PD&R Edge Elist 03/26/2013


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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.

New on The Edge

Message from PD&R Senior Leadership:
Behind the Numbers

With the federal budget debate the focus in Washington, General Deputy Assistant Secretary Jean Lin Pao discusses how PD&R’s budget supports HUD programs and initiatives and informs the broader field of housing and community development.

In Practice:
Preserving Multifamily Housing Through the Green Refinance Plus Program

Owners of multifamily apartments are using the new Green Refinance Plus program to finance capital improvements and investments in energy efficiency that supports long-term housing affordability.

Policy Update:
Paths to Homeownership for Low-Income and Minority Households

As the country continues to recover from the Great Recession, homeownership remains an important vehicle for building and accumulating wealth. The most recent issue of Evidence Matters explores the importance, and challenges, of homeownership for low-income and minority households.

Partner Reports:
Urban Planning and Poverty in Developing Countries

As urbanization in developing countries continues to accelerate, the plight of the urban poor is one of the most significant challenges to global development. A recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development by Design, examines key deficiencies and strengths in how developing countries conduct their urban planning.




Two falcons and their reflections shown as they are flying by the glass building windows of 10 Exchange Place in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Falcon’s Return
As declining industrial cities search for their new identities, Jill Stoner, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and former PD&R scholar-in-residence looks to the resilient peregrine falcon for inspiration on how communities can harness the restorative power of natural systems for urban revitalization.


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