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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.


Call for Papers

Cityscape Symposium on Opportunity Zones

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research invites submissions for a symposium in a future issue of Cityscape that will feature articles that address the early experience of and results from the federal Opportunity Zone tax incentive. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • The Opportunity Zone selection process
  • Analysis of eligible and nominated tracts
  • Economic and/or social impact of Zone designation
  • Issues concerning combining multiple Federal tax incentives or funding sources
  • Analysis of Opportunity Zone investments to date
  • Additional incentives at the state and local level for Zone investments
  • Coordination of federal incentives among agencies
  • Comparison of the efficiency of Opportunity Zone incentives and other place-based initiatives

Please electronically submit an abstract describing your proposed paper to Daniel Marcin (Daniel.S.Marcin@hud.gov) by September 15, 2020. Authors of approved abstracts will be notified by October 15, 2020 and invited to submit full manuscripts by May 15, 2021. Authors will be responsible for addressing issues raised by the editors and/or reviewers by the designated deadline. Please direct questions or requests for additional information to Daniel Marcin using the contact information found above, or call (202) 402-2967.

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research publishes Cityscape, a scholarly journal, three times a year. Please see https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscape.html for more information and past issues.

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