Publications

Our faculty fellows publish widely in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and elsewhere.  Below are links to these publications.  Some may only be available with electronic library access.

Van Zandt, S.W.G. Peacock, D. Henry, H. Grover, W. Highfield, and S. Brody.  2012. Mapping Social Vulnerability to Enhance Housing and Neighborhood ResilienceHousing Policy Debate 22(1): 29-55.

Shin, W. J., J. Saginor, and S. Van Zandt.  2011.  Evaluation of Subdivision Characteristics on Single-Family Housing Values using Hierarchical Linear Modeling.  Journal of Real Estate Research 33(3): 317-348.

Giusti, C. and L. Estevez. 2011. Microlending for housing in the United States. A Case-Study in Colonias in Texas. Habitat International. 35(2): 307-315. Impact factor: 0.855; 5-year Impact factor: 1.216

Berke, Philip, John Cooper, David Salvesen, Danielle Spurlock and Christina Rausch.Building Capacity for Disaster Resiliency in Six Disadvantaged Communities.Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 1-20

Ward, P., De Souza, F., Giusti, C., and J. Larson. 2011. El Título en la Mano: The Impact of Titling Programs on Low Income Housing in Texas Colonias. Forthcoming in Law and Social Inquiry, 36:1 Impact factor: 0.817

Van Zandt, S . and D. Wunneburger. 2011. The Relationship between Residential Land Use Patterns and the Educational Outcomes of Economically-Disadvantaged Students in TexasUrban Education 46(3): 292-321.

Oleas, C., Dooley, K. E., Shinn, G. & Giusti, C. 2010. A case study of the diffusion of agricultural innovations in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Journal of Agricultural International Agricultural and Extension Education, 17(2), 33-44.

Berke, Philip, John Cooper, David Salvesen, Danielle Spurlock and Christina Rausch.Disaster Plans: Challenges and Choices to Build the Resiliency of Vulnerable Populations.  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters November 2010, Vol. 28, No. 3

Giusti, C. 2010. Border Communities: The Case of Colonias in Texas.  Development ISSues 12, 1: 21-22.

Van Zandt, S. and P. Mhatre.   2009.  Growing Pains: Perpetuating the Inequality of Opportunity through the Production of Low-income Housing in the Dallas Metroplex.  Urban Geography 30 (5): 490-513.

Giusti, C. and S. K. Kim(*).  2009. Microbusinesses in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border and their contribution to sustainable economic development.  Trialog 101, 2: 31-38.

Giusti, C. 2009.  Poverty immigration and Latinos in U.S. Texas colonias Forum on Public Policy.  Spring edition (September 2009).

Van Zandt, S.CGiusti, J. Martin, and D. Jourdan.  2008. Small-town housing needs: Resource inefficiencies and urban bias in the United States.  Journal of the Community Development Society 39, 3: 75-92.

S.M. Wilson, C.D. Heaney,  J. Cooper, and O. Wilson. Built Environment Issues in Unserved and Underserved African-American Neighborhoods in North Carolina.  Environmental Justice, Volume 1, Number 2, 2008

Van Zandt, S.  2007.  Racial/Ethnic Differences in Housing Outcomes for First-Time, Low-Income Home Buyers.  Housing Policy Debate 18(2): 431-474.

Wilson, Sacoby M. (Sacoby Miguel); Wilson, Omega R.; Heaney, Christopher D.;Cooper, John.  Use of EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to Obtain Environmental Justice in North Carolina.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action - Volume 1, Issue 4, Winter 2007, pp. 327-337

Giusti, C., J. Larson, P. Ward, F. de Souza, and M. May.  2007.  Land titling in Starr County colonias along the Texas-Mexico border: Planning and stability issues. Projections 6:36-55.

Bates, L.K. and S. Van Zandt.  January 2007.  Illinois’ New Approach to Regulating Predatory Lending: Unintended Consequences of Borrower Triggers and Spatial Targeting.  Spatial Policy Analysis Research Consortium Working Paper 2007-02.  University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Van Zandt, S. and W.M. Rohe.  2006.  Do First-Time Home Buyers Improve their Neighborhood Quality?  Journal of Urban Affairs 28(5): 491-510.

Rohe, W.M., S. Van Zandt and G. McCarthy.  2002.  Home Ownership and Access to Opportunity: A Review of the Research Evidence.  Housing Studies 17:1, 51-61. 

Rohe, W.M., S. Van Zandt, and G. McCarthy.  2001.  The Social Benefits and Costs of Homeownership: A Critical Assessment of the Research.  Working Paper 00-01. Washington, DC: Research Institute for Housing America.