The Center's Work Is organized around five topic areas:
We focus on helping commercial corridors in low-income areas develop robust retail mixes. We also examine how minority and immigrant entrepreneurship contributes to community revitalization.
This area focuses on the impacts of globalization and restructuring on local communities, the links between workforce and economic development, the suburbanization of poverty, and the ability of community-based organizations to innovate in problem-solving.
This area focuses on community cultural and social seams: public places that support diverse communities, great streets, and the role of the arts in community development.
This area looks at the feasibility of building infill housing, the potential for more equitable development patterns, and the factors that create stable mixed-income neighborhoods.