Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities

From neighborhoods of despair to neighborhoods of opportunity?

Silverman book cover.

Robert Silverman  and collaborators explore the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in the fastest shrinking cities in the US. 

Given the rapid urbanization of the world’s population, the converse phenomenon of shrinking cities is often overlooked and little understood

Yet with almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, efforts by government and anchor institutions to regenerate these cities is gaining policy urgency, with the availability and siting of affordable housing being a key concern.

This is the first book to look at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in the fastest shrinking cities in the US. Applying quantitative and GIS analysis using data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the authors make recommendations for future place-based siting practices, stressing its importance for ensuring more equitable urban revitalization. The book will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students in urban studies, housing and inequality, as well as policy makers.

Published September 20, 2018

Authors

Robert Mark Silverman
Kelly Patterson
Li Yin
Molly Ranahan
Laiyun Wu

Publisher

Policy Press

Date Published

2016