Published: Jan. 14, 2019

Restrictive zoning nationally has slowed the creation of new parks, and even where alternatives exist, moving a trailer from one park to another can cost more than $5,000, meaning many residents can’t afford to move when their rents go up. Park owners, says Sociology Assistant Professor Esther Sullivan, “know they have a captive audience.”

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Sulivan also has an NSF funded project (along with Assistant Professors of Urban and Regional Planning Andrew Rumbach and Carrie Makarewicz) that was recently featured on the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction website.