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Working Papers

The CLOSUP Working Paper Series is targeted toward academic audiences and informed policymakers and includes research papers that are complete and ready for public presentation. Any topic relevant to local, state, and/or urban policy issues is eligible for inclusion.

This Working Paper Series will be presented in a searchable database soon. Meanwhile, the first entries in the series are presented below.


Building Affordable Housing in Cities after Abandonment: The Case of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments in Detroit
Lan Deng, University of Michigan


The Pursuit of Responsible Development: Addressing Anticipated Benefits and Unwanted Burdens through Community Benefit Agreements
Larissa Larsen


Are Big Cities Really Bad Places to Live? Improving Quality-of-Life Estimates across Cities
David Albouy


What Helps or Hinders Nonprofit Developers in Reusing Vacant, Abandoned, and Contaminated Property? Findings from Detroit and Cleveland
Margaret Dewar

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