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Community Development

Discussion Papers

The Community and Economic Development Discussion Paper Series addresses emerging and critical issues in community development. Our goal is to provide information on topics that will be useful to the many actors involved in community development—governments, nonprofits, financial institutions, and beneficiaries.


Social Ties, Space, and Resilience: Literature Review of Community Resilience to Disasters and Constituent Social and Built Environment Factors
Ann Carpenter
Discussion Paper 2-13 (September 2013)

Locally Owned: Do Local Business Ownership and Size Matter for Local Economic Well-being?
Anil Rupasangha
Discussion Paper 1-13 (August 2013)


Intrametropolitan Patterns of Foreclosed Homes: ZIP-Code-Level Distributions of Real-Estate-Owned (REO) Properties during the U.S. Mortgage Crisispdf document
Dan Immergluck
Discussion Paper 1-09 (April 21, 2009)


The Accumulation of Foreclosed Properties: Trajectories of Metropolitian REO Inventories during the 2007–2008 Mortgage Crisispdf document
Dan Immergluck
Discussion Paper 2-08 (December 15, 2008)

Community Response to the Foreclosure Crisis: Thoughts on Local Interventionspdf document
Dan Immergluck
Discussion Paper 1-08 (October 10, 2008)


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