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Cityscape: Volume 17 Number 2 | Article 7


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.

Affordable, Accessible, Efficient Communities

Volume 17, Number 2

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Coming Full Circle: The Innovation of HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative

Harriet Tregoning
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the new directions posed by the authors in this issue of Cityscape bear special significance as we honor our past and define our future as the “Department of Opportunity.” HUD has a legacy of supporting local innovation, comprehensive planning, and regional collaboration—the hallmarks of the work of our Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI).

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