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Student Corner: Predicting Gentrification in the Era of Big Data

September 22, 2016

Gentrification occurs when properties in lower-income neighborhoods are bought and renovated that subsequently raises property values but displaces low-income families. Displacement is potentially of even higher magnitude when development and construction of new housing does not meet the demand from … Read more

You say you want “Big Data” for Community Economic Development, but are you ready for it?

July 21, 2015

When you make a decision to go forward with a Community Economic Development (CED) project or policy, have you thought through the ramifications for your staff or budget? This year, a course paper on body worn cameras written by a graduate student in the MPA program at The University of North Caroli … Read more

Five Possible “Game Changers” for Economic Development in the U.S.

September 10, 2013

The economic recovery in the U.S. has not gained enough steam in order to produce significant increases in private investment and job creation.  While the overall unemployment rate has steadily declined, the level of joblessness, particularly for certain segments of the workforce, remains very high. … Read more