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Cityscape - Volume 14 Number 3


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.

Residential Mobility: Implications for Families and Communities

Volume 14 Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga


Residential Mobility: Implications for Families and Communities

Guest Editor: Cynthia Guy

Guest Editor's Introduction
Cynthia Guy

Residential Mobility and the Reproduction of Unequal Neighborhoods
Patrick Sharkey

Pathways to Integration: Examining Changes in the Prevalence of Racially Integrated Neighborhoods
Ingrid Gould Ellen, Keren Horn, and Katherine O’Regan

Residential Mobility and Neighborhood Change: Real Neighborhoods Under the Microscope
Claudia Coulton, Brett Theodos, and Margery A. Turner

Tracking Mobility at the Household Level
Kate Bachtell, Ned English, and Catherine Haggerty

Moving and Staying in Los Angeles Neighborhoods: Money Matters, but So Does Family Composition
William A.V. Clark

Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Making the Case for Responsible Relocation
Susan J. Popkin, Michael J. Rich, Leah Hendey, Chris Hayes, Joe Parilla, and George Galster

Addressing Residential Instability: Options for Cities and Community Initiatives
G. Thomas Kingsley, Audrey Jordan, William Traynor

Mobility, Mixing, and Neighborhood Change: A British Perspective
Ade Kearns

Refereed Papers

Reducing Worst Case Housing Needs With Assisted Housing
Kirk McClure


Data Shop: Using Administrative Data for Spatial and Longitudinal Analysis of the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Eric Schultheis, Gregory Russ, and Carolina Lucey

Graphic Detail: Concentrated Out-Migration
Ron Wilson

Impact: The Impact of Limiting Sellers Concessions to Closing Costs
Alastair McFarlane

SpAM: Using Dual Kernel Density Estimation To Examine Changes in Voucher Density Over Time
Ron Wilson

Foreign Exchange: Comparative Analysis of Best Practices of Sustainable Communities: Adelaide, Australia Case Study
Alven H. Lam and Brianne M. Mullen



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