Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Two New Studies from Walter, Acolin, and Co-Authors Explore Different Aspects of Urban Communities

Posted: 9/14/2022 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliates Rebecca Walter, Arthur Acolin, and several co-authors recently published geospatial research in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and an analysis of shared equity homeownership (SEH) programs in Housing Studies. The first paper examines the degree of crime concentration at micro-places across six large cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Seattle), the spatial clustering of high and low crime micro-places within cities, the presence of outliers within those clusters, and extent to which there is stability and change in micro-place classification over time. The second explores how changes in neighborhood characteristics differ when households enter and exit SEH units relative to similar households that entered traditional homeownership or continued to rent.

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