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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

In Practice:
Affordable Housing and Services for Farmworker Families in Oregon

Forty-six units of farmworker housing are being developed in Forest Grove, Oregon to address the housing shortage facing agriculture workers in the Portland region. Juniper Gardens combines supportive services with design features that promote resource efficiency and respond to the needs of farmers.

Policy Update:
Preserving Affordable Rental Housing: A Snapshot of Growing Needs, Current Threats, and Innovative Solutions

In an era of growing demand for affordable housing, the shrinking supply has heightened the need to preserve units in the subsidized stock. Preserving existing units is an efficient means of maintaining the affordable stock and increasingly preservation is being achieved through close collaboration among private and public sector groups working at the federal, state, and local government level.



Image of a Nova Scotia home with a shared porch where a room has been removed. The main house is  in the foreground; the cottage is on the left.

Architecture in Reverse (or Architecture by Subtraction)
Sometimes less is more. In the third piece in her series on urban regeneration, Jill Stoner, former visiting scholar to PD&R and Professor of Architecture at UC-Berkeley, highlights the architectural innovations that are transforming the spatial qualities of foreclosed single-family homes in Cleveland with nominal investment.


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