Whether it's community development finance reform, rental market regulations, or land use policy, it all directly impacts the way our built-environment manifests.
Neighborhoods are incredibly fluid. With every rental transaction, deference of maintenance, and dollar store built, the community fluctuates. We need more understanding on the who, what, when, where and why of these changes and what they mean for American cities.
Now, more than ever, cities are sharing key information about the most pressing issues facing their most vulnerable. This new age of open data brings with it complex policy decisions around how it is shared and with whom. It is these decisions that will either support or destroy the sustainability of this knowledge sharing wave.
Cities that stagnated or declined in population over the last few decades are faced with a difficult decision. Do they build for regeneration that may or may not actualize, or do they embrace the new reality and find realistic ways to improve quality of life for all?