University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

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.


Prospects for Expanding Regional Planning Efforts
Elisabeth R. Gerber, Carolyn G. Loh


Disposition of Publicly Owned Land in Cities: Learning from Cleveland and Detroit
Margaret Dewar


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


Assessing Changes in Neighborhoods Hosting the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects
Lan Deng


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


The Effects on Cities of "Best Practice" in Tax Foreclosure: Evidence from Detroit and Flint
Margaret Dewar

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