• Urban Problems and Spatial Methods
  • Volume 17, Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga


Urban Problems and Spatial Methods

Guest Editors’ Introduction
Ron Wilson and Robert Renner

Risk Terrain Modeling for Spatial Risk Assessment
Joel M. Caplan, Leslie W. Kennedy, Jeremy D. Barnum, and Eric L. Piza

Linking Public Health, Social Capital, and Environmental Stress to Crime Using a Spatially Dependent Model
Greg Rybarczyk, Alex Maguffee, and Daniel Kruger

Exploring the Spatial Diffusion of Homicides in Mexican Municipalities Through Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
Miguel Flores and Amado Villarreal

A Spatial Difference-in-Differences Approach To Studying the Effect of Greening Vacant Land on Property Values
Megan Heckert

Does the House or Neighborhood Matter More? Predicting Abandoned Housing Using Multilevel Models
Victoria C. Morckel

3-D Residential Land Use and Downtown Parking: An Analysis of Demand Index
William J. Gribb

Rethinking Food Deserts Using Mixed-Methods GIS
Jerry Shannon

Spatializing Segregation Measures: An Approach To Better Depict Social Relationships
Masayoshi Oka and David W.S. Wong

Increasing the Accuracy of Urban Population Analysis With Dasymetric Mapping
Jeremy Mennis

An Integrated Framework To Support Global and Local Pattern Assessment for Residential Movements
Yin Liu and Alan T. Murray

Spatial Experiences: Using Google Earth To Locate Meanings Pertinent to Sense of Place
Nicholas Wise

Small Stories in Big Data: Gaining Insights From Large Spatial Point Pattern Datasets
Ate Poorthuis and Matthew Zook

Refereed Papers

Sustaining Homeownership After Delinquency: The Effectiveness of Loan Modifications by Race and Ethnicity
J. Michael Collins, Carolina K. Reid, and Carly Urban


Data Shop: Data Sources for U.S. Housing Research, Part 2: Private Sources, Administrative Records, and Future Directions
Daniel H. Weinberg

Connecting Address and Property Data To Evaluate Housing-Related Policy
Alyssa J. Sylvaria, Jessica Cigna, and Rebecca Lee

Industrial Revolution: Glass-Modified Asphalt Shingles for Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect
Marwa Hassan, Micah Kiletico, and Somayeh Asadi

Foreign Exchange: Measuring U.S. Sustainable Development
Eugenie L. Birch


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