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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 2 | Article 16


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

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Mixed Messages on Mixed Incomes

Volume 15 Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Cityscape Mixed-Income Symposium Summary and Response: Implications for Antipoverty Policy

Mark L. Joseph
Case Western Reserve University

I commend symposium guest editors James C. Fraser, Deirdre Oakley, and Diane K. Levy for initiating and compiling this collection of symposium articles on the timely topic of poverty deconcentration and mixed-income development. As these articles were being finalized, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that three additional cities would receive Choice Neighborhoods implementation grants of about $30 million, joining the five cities that were named in 2011. Thus, in the United States, the Obama Administration is doubling down on the approach of poverty deconcentration through public housing demolition, resident relocation, and mixed-income redevelopment.

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