Professor Immergluck conducts research on housing and real estate markets, mortgage finance and foreclosures, community reinvestment and fair lending, neighborhood change, and related public policy. He teaches courses in real estate finance, housing policy, social justice and equity planning, and research methods. Dr. Immergluck has authored four books, more than four dozen articles in scholarly journals, and scores of applied research and policy reports. He manages applied research projects at local and national levels. He has testified before Congress, the Federal Reserve Board, and state and local legislative bodies. His work has been cited in a wide variety of government and policy reports. Professor Immergluck has been frequently quoted and cited in the media, including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, USA Today and a wide variety of regional and local newspapers. His most recent book, Preventing the Next Mortgage Crisis: The Meltdown, the Federal Response, and the Future of Housing in America, was published in2015 by Rowman and Littlefield.
1996 - PhD (Public Policy Analysis, Urban Planning and Policy), University of Illinois-Chicago
1987 - Masters of Public Policy, University of Michigan
1984 - B.S. (Electrical Engineering), Northwestern University
- Housing and Community Development
- Real Estate Finance and Development
- Economic Development
One objective common in much of my work is an aim to inform planning and policymaking regarding the dynamics of housing and real estate markets, particularly as they affect vulnerable communities or urban form more broadly. Another objective is to broaden the debates around a variety of topics that have not generally been considered central to planning and urban policy and yet are critical to the fate of local communities and urban neighborhoods. An example is my work on mortgage markets and foreclosures. My work generally involves a mix of place-based and household-based concerns – and the tension or interactions between these two perspectives.
Over the last ten to fifteen years, a substantial portion of my work has focused on housing finance. I also continue to maintain interests and scholarly activity in issues of fair housing and segregation, affordable housing, diversity and gentrification, small and minority business development, and community development practice.
- Immergluck, D. (2015). Preventing the Next Mortgage Crisis: The Meltdown, the Federal Response, and the Future of Housing in America. Rowman and Littlefield.
- Immergluck, D. (2009, 2011). Foreclosed: High-risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America's Mortgage Market: Cornell University Press.
- Immergluck, D. (2004). Credit to the Community: Community Reinvestment and Fair Lending Policy in the U.S. M.E. Sharpe.
- Immergluck, D. (1998). Neighborhood jobs, race, and skills: Urban unemployment and commuting, New York: Garland.
Some Recent Publications
- Immergluck, D. (Expected 2016). Examining changes in long-term neighborhood housing vacancy during the 2011 to 2014 U.S. national recovery. Journal of Urban Affairs.
- Immergluck, D. (2015). A look back: what we now know about he causes of the US mortgage crisis. International Journal of Urban Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2015.1044460.
- Bratt, R. and Immergluck, D. (2015). The mortgage crisis: Historical context and recent responses. Journal of Urban Affairs 37: 32-37.
- Wang, K. and Immergluck, D. (2014). Targeted smart growth planning initiatives in the suburbs: Effects on home values. Journal of Urban Affairs 37: 166-191.
- Raymond, E., Wang, K., and Immergluck, D. (2015). Race and uneven recovery: Neighborhood home value trajectories in Atlanta before and after the housing crisis. Housing Studies. DOI:10.1080/02673037.2015.1080821.
- Immergluck, D. and Jonathan Law. (2013) Speculating in crisis: the intrametropolitan georgraphy of investing foreclosed homes in Atlanta. Urban Georgraphy.
- Immergluck, D. (2013). Too little, too late, and too timid: The federal response to the foreclosure crisis at the five-year mark. Housing Policy Debate 23:1, 199-232.
- D. Immergluck. (2012) Distressed and dumped: The market dynamics of low-value, foreclosed properties during the advent of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Journal of Planning Education and Research 32: 48-61.
- Y.S. Lee and D. Immergluck. (2012) Explaining the pace of foreclosed home sales during the U.S. foreclosure crisis: evidence from Atlanta. Housing Studies, 27(8), 1100-1123.
- D. Immergluck. (2011) Related risks: Foreclosure, health problems and economic insecurity in the USA. Housing, Theory and Society 29: 25-30.
- D. Immergluck. (2011) Critical commentary: Sub-prime crisis, policy response and housing market restructuring. Urban Studies 48: 3371-3383.
- Immergluck, D. The Accumulation of Lender-Owned Homes During the U.S. Mortgage Crisis: Examining Metropolitan REO Inventories. Housing Policy Debate, forthcoming 2010. 20(4), 2010.
- Immergluck, D. (2010). The local wreckage of global capital: The subprime crisis, federal policy, and high-foreclosure neighborhoods in the U.S. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Published online, early view. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2010.00991.x.
- Immergluck, D. (2010). Neighborhoods in the Wake of the Debacle: Intrametropolitan Patterns of Foreclosed Properties. Urban Affairs Review, 46: 3. doi:10.1177/1078087410375404
- Immergluck, D. (2009). The Foreclosure Crisis, Foreclosed Properties, and Federal Policy: Some Implications for Housing and Community Development Planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, 75(4), 406-423. doi:10.1080/01944360903124316
- Immergluck, D. (2009). Large Redevelopment Initiatives, Housing Values and Gentrification: The Case of the Atlanta Beltline. Urban Studies, 46(8), 1725–1747. doi:10.1177/0042098009105500
- Immergluck, D. (2008). Out of the Goodness of their Hearts? Regulatory and regional impacts on bank investment in housing and community development in the United States. Journal of Urban Affairs, 30(1), 1-20. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.2007.00371.x
- Immergluck, D. (2008). From the Subprime to the Exotic: Expanded mortgage market risk and implications for metropolitan communities and neighborhoods. Journal of the American Planning Association, 74(1), 59-76. doi:10.1080/01944360701702313
- Immergluck, D. (2007). Quantity, Quality, or Both? Explaining investment test scores in federal Community Reinvestment Act examinations. Housing Policy Debate, 18(1), 69-106. doi:10.1080/10511482.2007.9521595
- Immergluck, D. (2007). Research design issues for measuring community development financial institution performance and impact. In Fabiani, D. & Buss, T. (Eds.), Reengineering community development for the 21st century. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.
- Immergluck, D. High-risk lending and public policy, 1995–2008. In R. Tighe and E. Mueller (Eds.), The Affordable Housing Reader. New York: Routledge, in press.
- Immergluck, D. Community response to foreclosure. In J. Defillipis and S. Saegert (Eds.), The Community Development Reader, Second Edition. New York: Routledge. 2012.
- Immergluck, D. High-risk lending and public policy, 1995–2008. In R. Tighe and E. Mueller (Eds.), The Affordable Housing Reader. New York: Routledge, 2012.
- Georgia Tech Course Instructor Opinion Survey Teaching Award, 2012 (first time awarded, one of 48 awarded university-wide)
- Georgia Tech College of Architecture, Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 2011 (first time awarded),2012,2014, 2015
- Lambda Alpha International, land economics honor society, nominated and elected, 2011
- Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress, 2011
- Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Students’ Quality Teaching Award, 2010-2011 (second time awarded)
- Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Students’ Quality Teaching Award, 2009-2010 (first time awarded)
- Planning and Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006 - 2007
- Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2008-2009
- Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Planning and Research Fellow, 2006
- CP 6025 | Advanced Planning Methods.
- CP 6442 | Equity, Justice, & Economic Development
- CP 6611 | Real Estate Finance and Development
- CP 6630 | Government and Housing Markets
- Yun Sang Lee, Graduated 2013
- Elora Raymond
- Kyungsoon Wang
- Sang Won Lee
Examples of Recent Theses and Masters Research Papers Supervised
- Patrick Terranova, Baltimore Olympic Bid, 2013
- Ted Ranney, Small Business Incubators in Atlanta, 2013
- Laura Schultz, Population Deconcentration Trends, 2012
- Philip Schaeffing, GIS Analysis of Potential T-SPLOST sites, 2012
- Joseph Winters, Mixed-Use Development Plan, 2009
- Beth Hawes, Foreclosed, Vacant Buildings in Atlanta, 2009
- Adam Cohen, A National Housing Stockpile, 2008
- Stephen Causby, Barriers to Retail Development in Underserved Areas of Atlanta, 2008
- Jason Chernock, Atlanta’s CDCs and Their Response to Gentrification, 2007
- Ryan Sheriff, Hope VI Neighborhood Impacts, 2007