As central Phoenix rapidly grows, this interactive story map is a research tool to document and assess the impact of change in neighborhoods along transit corridors. It provides data that can be used by city planners, government officials, corporate leaders, philanthropy, community nonprofits and neighborhood advocates to better acknowledge shifting neighborhood patterns and create inclusive growth policies and strategies.

This study is part of a larger national effort titled Turning the Corner. Turning the Corner is a pilots research model that monitors neighborhood change for Action, a project guided by the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership and the Funders’ Network Federal Reserve-Philanthropy Initiative. Launched in January 2016, the project pilots a research model that monitors neighborhood change, drives informed government action, and supports displacement prevention and inclusive revitalization. Local teams in Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Twin Cities conducted independent research to understand neighborhood change and displacement risk in their communities. The Urban Institute, funded by the Kresge Foundation, will be synthesizing lessons across the five cities.

Story Map

Research Paper

A Study of Change and Displacement:

Exploring a methodology for predicting neighborhood changes resulting from construction of light rail

by Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business – Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning – Geospatial Research and Solutions