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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


Affordable, Accessible, Efficient Communities

Guest Editor's Introduction
Regina C. Gray

Affordable Housing and Walkable Neighborhoods: A National Urban Analysis
Julia Koschinksy and Emily Talen

Driving to Opportunities: Voucher Users, Cars, and Movement to Sustainable Neighborhoods
Rolf Pendall, Christopher Hayes, Arthur (Taz) George, Casey Dawkins, Jae Sik Jeon, Elijah Knaap, Evelyn Blumenberg, Gregory Pierce, and Michael Smart

Transportation Access, Residential Location, and Economic Opportunity: Evidence From Two Housing Voucher Experiments
Evelyn Blumenberg, Gregory Pierce, and Michael Smart

How Can the LIHTC Program Most Effectively Be Used To Provide Affordable Rental Housing Near Transit?
Todd Nedwick and Kimberly Burnett

Advancing Social Equity as an Integral Dimension of Sustainability in Local Communities
James Svara, Tanya Watt, and Katherine Takai

Adoption of High-Performance Housing Technologies Among U.S. Homebuilding Firms, 2000 Through 2010
Andrew P. McCoy, C. Theodore Koebel, Andrew R. Sanderford, Christopher T. Franck, and Matthew J. Keefe

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

Refereed Papers

Will My Neighbors Rebuild? Rebuilding Outcomes and Remaining Damage Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Jonathan Spader

Looking Through the Lens of Size: Land Use Regulations and Micro-Apartments in San Francisco
C.J. Gabbe

Foreclosed Property Investors in a Strong Housing Market City: A Case Study of Boston
Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Christopher E. Herbert, Irene Lew, and Rocio Sanchez-Moyano

A Research Note: Long-Term Cost Effectiveness of Placing Homeless Seniors in Permanent Supportive Housing
Joshua D. Bamberger and Sarah K. Dobbins

Investing in Distressed Communities: Outcomes From the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Jenny Schuetz, Jonathan Spader, Jennifer Lewis Buell, Kimberly Burnett, Larry Buron, Alvaro Cortes, Michael DiDomenico, Anna Jefferson, Christian Redfearn, and Stephen Whitlow


Data Shop: Gauging Confidence in the U.S. Housing Market
Terry Loebs

Industrial Revolution: Rainscreens: An Established Technique for Advanced Wall Construction
Brian Wolfgang and Ehsan Kamel

Impact: Proposed Rule on Section 3
Yves Sopngwi Djoko and Alastair McFarlane

Evaluation Tradecraft: Improving Program Evaluation: Using Direct Time Measurement for Estimating Administrative Costs
Kevin Hathaway and Jennifer Turnham

Referees 2014–15


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