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Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying to develop new and more meaningful definitions of suburban (and urban) places.

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Feb
22
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Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying to develop new and more meaningful definitions of suburban (and urban) places. ...

Feb
23
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Conference on Poverty and Inequality

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Location: Harvard Kennedy School

The Conference on Poverty and Inequality is a student-run conference at the Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on social issues, public policy, and community activism relating to social and economic inequality in the United States....

Mar
01
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LocalHousingSolutions.org: A New Tool to Promote Housing Affordability

Date: Friday, March 01, 2019

A new interactive tool helps cities, counties and towns develop comprehensive and balanced housing plans that enhance affordability, protect low-income residents from displacement, and foster inclusive neighborhoods. ...

Mar
06
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Shared Equity and Affordable Housing: Lessons from the Nation’s Largest Community Land Trust

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The Champlain Housing Trust in Vermont is the country’s largest community land trust. Founded in 1984, it stewards 606 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, manages 2,350 apartments and a motel for homeless families, and both owns and manages 140,000 sq. ft. of community facilities and commercial space. ...

Mar
08
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The Renovation Rebalance: How Financial Intermediaries Affect Renter Housing Costs

Date: Friday, March 08, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Presentation by Michael Reher, PhD Candidate in Economics and Meyer Doctoral Fellow ...

Mar
12
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Report Release: Improving America's Housing

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

The national market for home improvement and repair is now well over $400 billion annually. Join us as we release the 20th anniversary edition of our biennial Improving America’s Housing report....

Mar
13
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Housing and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Habitat for Humanity's Efforts to Reduce Home Heating Costs in the Balkans

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Location: Sackler Building

Through their Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households (REELIH) program, Habitat for Humanity International and USAID have reduced the high home-heating costs in several Balkan countries, where many urban residents live in large, aging, uninsulated and often unmaintained apartment buildings....

Mar
26
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Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Kimberly Dowdell has designed or managed over $100 million in assets as a licensed architect, a real estate project manager, and a city government official. Her career with major architectural and real estate firms in Washington, D.C. and New York coupled with her tenure working with the City of Detroit have rounded out Kimberly’s experience as an equitable development professional....

Mar
29
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The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing: How Call Centers, Online Casinos and Other Outsourced Business Processes Have Transformed Filipino Cities

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019

Justin Stern studies the interplay of economic development and urban planning in rapidly urbanizing regions in East and Southeast Asia. His research looks at how business process outsourcing or “offshoring” is driving new patterns of urban development, with particular focus on the expansion of customer service call centers in the Philippines. ...

Apr
03
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Cycle of Segregation: Why American Neighborhoods Are Still Divided Along Racial Lines

Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

A lunchtime event with Maria Krysan, a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and co-author of the award-winning book, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification, ...

Apr
05
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The Economic Effects of Climate Change Adaptation Measures: Evidence from Miami-Dade County and New York City

Date: Friday, April 05, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

How are local housing markets affected by a variety of localized efforts to respond to the impacts of global climate change, such as spending on facilities designed to protect homes from hurricanes?...

Apr
09
Local Events

Is Opportunity Knocking: Can Opportunity Zones Aid Distressed Neighborhoods?

Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Location: Harvard Kennedy School

With the right regulations and guardrails in place, Opportunity Zones might catalyze inclusive economic growth in some of the nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. Laurel Blatchford, President of Enterprise Community Partners, comes to the Harvard Kennedy School....

Apr
12
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Online to Offline: The Impact of Airbnb on the Residential Housing Market

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Join us for a presentation by Sophie Calder-Wang, PhD Candidate in Economics and Meyer Doctoral Fellow....

Apr
19
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Are Americans Stuck in Place? Changing Patterns of Residential Mobility and Migration

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies