Strom's research focuses on the intersection of policy, politics and planning in US cities, with some interest in European cities as well. Research topics have included downtown redevelopment, the role of arts and culture in urban development, and affordable housing/foreclosure issues. Overarching themes are the politics of the built environment. Strom has partnered with local governments and nonprofit organizations in particular in her teaching role.
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This chapter provides an overview of Brownfields redevelopment as an element of urban redevelopment and environmental policy.
A friendly critique of the book Place Matters that highlights distinctive qualities of Sunbelt cities.
"It's too crowded, nobody goes there anymore" said (supposedly) Yogi Berra. This article considers whether popular tourism destinations can have tipping points after which they lose their attractiveness, with Asheville, NC as its central case study.
Based on 28 interviews with households in foreclosure, this book chapter considers the factors that led to housing instability during the Great Recession.