Anacker Webinar on the Impact of Foreclosures on U.S. Suburbs

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the National Center for Smart Growth’s 2013 Brown Bag Webinar Series continues with

Analyzing Neighborhood Foreclosure Risk Rates
in Mature and Developing Suburbs in the United States

Presentation by Katrin B. Anacker George Mason University

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM

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Preinkert Field House - Conference Room 1112V University of Maryland College Park

In the early 2000s, many mature suburbs became concerned about suburban decline. The recent national subprime, foreclosure and economic crises have added to this concern. The literature comes to mixed results when it comes to the question of whether principal cities or suburbs have been hit harder by the foreclosure results. This study analyzes the 2010 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 and 2005/2009 American Community Survey data bases and utilizes descriptive statistics, t-tests, and Weighted Least Squares Regression (WLS) analysis. Differentiating among tracts in principal cities, mature suburbs, and developing suburbs for 366 MSAs, this study asks what factors determine the neighborhood foreclosure risk rate and what are the differences among the factors that determine this rate. Results show that similar factors determine the neighborhood foreclosure risk rate yet to a different degree. This study also discusses public policies in response to the crises in connection with place-basedness.

Katrin B. Anacker is an Assistant Professor at George Mason’s School of Public Policy. She is the Review Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and was the co-host of the national conference "Suburbs and the 2010 Census" in Arlington, VA in July 2011. Her research interests are housing, housing and urban policy, race and public policy, real estate markets, statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research writing. Dr. Anacker’s work has been published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the International Journal of Housing Policy, Urban Geography, and Housing and Society. Her work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Urban Land Institute, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University, Lambda Alpha International, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Professor Anacker received a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 2006. Before joining GMU she was a Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA where she served as co-editor of the academic journal Housing Policy Debate and where she served as Conference Manager of the international conference "A Suburban World: Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis" hosted in Reston, VA in April 2008. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in 1997/98 at The Ohio State University.