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UPP in the news

December 15, the Voorhees Center released The Socioeconomic Change of Chicago’s Community Areas (1970-2010), (aka the Gentrification Index). Listen to the audio recording of Associate Professor Janet Smith on WBEZ's show The Morning Shift (scroll past two-thirds of the page).

Zocalo Public Square (at Arizona State University) ran an article by Professor Kheir Al-Kodmany on better methods to ensure public safety in Los Angeles high-rises as the building code will no longer require rooftop helipads on buildings of 75 feet or more.

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Phil Ashton, PhD
Associate Professor

Phil’s primary research focus is the restructuring of US retail finance and its relationship to US central cities. He has produced a series of analyses of the subprime mortgage market that critique conventional interpretations of how minority borrowers and neighborhoods will fare in the “new financial marketplace.”

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