Neighborhood Conditions After Demolitions (08-04-20)

Kuhlmann evaluated the effects of tearing down deteriorating houses on the condition of nearby homes. He investigated “whether exposure to targeted demolitions of abandoned and distressed housing affects changes in the external condition of nearby houses.  Using two waves of a property inventory in Cleveland, Ohio, [Kuhlmann’s] models suggest that, compared with a control group of houses located near vacant housing, proximity to demolitions decreases the likelihood that a property’s condition deteriorated between 2015 and 2018 and increases the likelihood that it improved.”

Daniel Kuhlmann. “Fixing Up After Tearing Down: The Impact of Demolitions on Residential Investment.”  Journal of Planning Education and Research, in press,