Urban Affairs

Hangzhou: Urban Development and China’s Transitional Economy

The "Geneva of the Orient" provides a case-study of economic development in China.

A New Role for Management

An ethnographic study of a mixed-income development in Boston reveals that management's role is key.

Who Can Afford Affordable Housing?

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit, along with the Housing Choice Voucher program, haven't relieved the housing cost burden.

The Suburban Startup

Entrepreneurs go belly up in the city. Not so much in the suburbs.

Big Shoulders, Big Plans: Chicago Tackles Transit and Infrastructure

A leading city planner assesses the new urbanist strides in Chicago.

Metro Recovery in a Global Economy

U.S. metros, the nation's exporters, are driving economic recovery.

A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.

Homeownership in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Low-income homeowners get some satisfaction.

The Volunteer As Client

In major cities, nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers on the ground. One group working to end urban poverty wants to change the way we think about them.

The Green Space Chase: Property Values in Arid Climates

Homebuyers are willing to pay a green premium, so long as they aren't near public parks and golf courses.

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