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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

June 22, 2016

Walkers in the City

By David Reiss

The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at The George Washington School of Business has released Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros for 2016. The Executive Summary opens, The end of sprawl is in sight. … Continue reading

May 10, 2016

Gentrification in NYC

By David Reiss

The NYU Furman Center released its annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods (2015). This year’s report focused on gentrification: “Gentrification” has become the accepted term to describe neighborhoods that start off predominantly occupied by households of relatively low … Continue reading

March 9, 2016

Racial & Ethnic Change in NYC

By David Reiss

Michael Bader and Siri Warkentien have posted an interesting mapping tool, Neighborhood Racial & Ethnic Change Trajectories, 1970-2010. They had set out to answer the question: how have neighborhoods changed since the Civil Rights Movement outlawed discriminatory housing? We study how neighborhood racial … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

Movin’ on up with TJ’s and Whole Foods?

By David Reiss

TheStreet.com quoted me in Houses Near Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Reap Better Property Value Returns. It opens, The internal debate for people who are shopping for a home is never an easy one, as the location and potential for the property value … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released “Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Report,” showing the Treasury’s participation for TARP housing programs. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report on SNAP Benefits, or what used to be known as … Continue reading

December 7, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Ninth Circuit upholds Section 8, which provides low income housing, recipients’ right to one-year notice that their benefits will be cut after failing to receive any notice in 2007. Franklin American Mortgage Co. settled with the U.S. Department of Justice … Continue reading

December 4, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, estimating the latest national one-night of homelessness. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its report, “A Rare Occurrence: The Geography and Race … Continue reading