Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Building Environmentally Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Inclusivity

by: Furman Center   

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is including two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color. This white paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels. It also offers policy recommendations for HUD.