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PD&R Edge Elist 07/30/2013


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PD&R's online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

New on The Edge

In Practice:
Affordable Housing in a Smart Growth Community

The recently completed New Harmony development is providing much needed affordable housing in Davis, California. The 69-unit apartment complex features solar panels designed to produce 70 percent of the building’s electricity and is situated close to bus service and city bike paths.

Policy Update:
Mixed-Income Community Dynamics: Five Insights from Ethnography

Researchers are increasingly turning to qualitative analysis to better understand the social dynamics of mixed-income communities. Ethnographic studies complement quantitative research by revealing the mechanisms underlying broad socioeconomic trends and presenting new perspectives on community development.



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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing
Stemming the loss of affordable rental units is critical to meeting the nation’s housing needs. PD&R’s June Quarterly Briefing brought together practitioners and HUD officials to discuss tools, strategies, and programs designed to preserve existing affordable housing opportunities.


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