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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 2


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.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mixed Messages on Mixed Incomes

Volume 15 Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga


Mixed Messages on Mixed Incomes

Guest Editor's Introduction
James C. Fraser, Deirdre Oakley, and Diane K. Levy

Mixed-Income Living: Anticipated and Realized Benefits for Low-Income Households
Diane K. Levy, Zach McDade, and Kassie Bertumen

Ethnically Diverse HOPE VI Redevelopments: A Community Case Study From the Pacific Northwest
JoDee Keller, Janice Laakso, Christine Stevens, and Cathy Tashiro

Mixed-Tenure Orthodoxy: Practitioner Reflections on Policy Effects
Ade Kearns, Martin McKee, Elena Sautkina, George Weeks, and Lyndal Bond

Commentary: On Spatial Solutions to Social Problems
James DeFilippis

Commentary: Mixing Policies: Expectations and Achievements
Hilary Silver

Making Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Work for Low-Income Households
James C. Fraser, Robert J. Chaskin, and Joshua Theodore Bazuin

Lessons Learned From the Largest Tenure-Mix Operation in the World: Right to Buy in the United Kingdom
Reinout Kleinhans and Maarten van Ham

Commentary: Housing Policy Possibilities in the Prison of Property Relations: A Commentary
Katherine Hankins

Commentary: Mixed-Income Housing: Where Have We Been and Where Do We Go From Here?
Derek Hyra

Examining Mobility Outcomes in the Housing Choice Voucher Program: Neighborhood Poverty, Employment, and Public School Quality
Victoria Basolo

Mobility Decisions of Very Low-Income Households
Kimberly Skobba and Edward G. Goetz

"It was really hard. ... It was alright. ... It was easy." Public Housing Relocation Experiences and Destination Satisfaction in Atlanta
Deirdre Oakley, Erin Ruel, and Lesley Reid

Commentary: Market-Driven Public Housing Reforms: Inadequacy for Poverty Alleviation
Amy T. Khare

Commentary: False Assumptions About Poverty Dispersal Policies
Rachel Garshick Kleit

Commentary: Acknowledging the Structural Features of Choice
Sudhir Venkatesh

Cityscape Mixed-Income Symposium Summary and Response: Implications for Antipoverty Policy
Mark L. Joseph

Point of Contention: Homeownership and Child Well-Being

Do Kids of Homeowners Do Better Than Kids of Renters?
Richard K. Green

The Relationship of Homeownership, House Prices, and Child Well-Being
Donald Haurin

The Evidence Does Not Show That Homeownership Benefits Children
David R. Barker

Looking Back To Move Forward in Homeownership Research
Sandra J. Newman and C. Scott Holupka


Policy Brief: The Federal Housing Administration and Long-Term Affordable Homeownership Programs
Edwin Stromberg and Brian Stromberg

Data Shop: New Data on Local Vacant Property Registration Ordinances
Yun Sang Lee, Patrick Terranova, and Dan Immergluck

Graphic Detail: Visualizing Same-Sex Couple Household Data With Linked Micromaps
Brent D. Mast

Impact: Refinancing Hospital Loans
Alastair McFarlane

Industrial Revolution: Smart-Grid Technologies in Housing
M.G. Matt Syal and Kweku Ofei-Amoh

SpAM: Changing Geographic Units and the Analytical Consequences: An Example of Simpson's Paradox
Ron Wilson

Calls for Papers

Referees 2012-13



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