The city of Boston. Multistory townhomes are visible in the foreground, and the skyline of downtown Boston is visible in the background.

Social Equity and Urban Planning: Learning From Boston and Los Angeles

The experience of many booming cities illustrates that success often begets unintended social consequences. Rapid economic gains can be unevenly distributed, a phenomenon expressed spatially in gentrification and displacement.



Permanent Supportive Housing for Women Recovering From Substance Abuse in Charleston, West Virginia

In December 2017, the nonprofit Recovery Point West Virginia, which runs 5 long-term residential recovery programs in West Virginia, teamed with developer AU Associates to open 24 one-bedroom apartments in Charleston.

Rent-to-Own Program Rehabilitates Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties

A partnership between a community development financial institution and a community development corporation is meeting two needs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Vienna’s Unique Social Housing Program

The city of Vienna, Austria, famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage, is also recognized for its unique social housing program.

Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties

After the Great Recession left many U.S. cities plagued with high vacancy rates, local governments and organizations began looking for new strategies to reshape vacant properties into community assets.



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