A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality was a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017. The symposium examined how patterns of residential segregation by income and race in the United States are changing and the consequences of residential segregation for individuals and society, and sought to identify the most promising strategies for fostering more inclusive communities in the years to come.
In the coming months, we will publish papers from the symposium, written by a diverse set of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. The papers will be released one panel at a time, and will also be featured on our blog. (Please subscribe to our blog to be notified as new papers are published.)
Symposium Framing Paper:
Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods
Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky
Read our blog about the framing paper
PANEL 1: Defining objectives and the rationale for action
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Ford Foundation (Moderator)
Read our blog about Panel 1: Defining objectives and the rationale for action
Read a response blog post by panel moderator, Xavier de Souza Briggs.
PANEL 2: What would it take… To promote residential choices that result in greater integration?
Read our blog about Panel 2: What would it take... To promote residential choices that result in greater integration?
Read a response blog post by Marietta Rodriguez, Acting Senior Vice President of National Initiatives, NeighborWorks.
PANEL 3: What would it take… To make new and remake old neighborhoods so that regions move decisively toward integration?
Read our blog about Panel 3: What would it take... To overcome exclusionary barriers to promote more affordable options in all neighborhoods?
Read a response blog post by Alan Branson (COO, HOPE) and Jeremy Avis (MPA/MBA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School/Stanford)
Read a response blog post by Moses Gates, Director, Community Planning & Design, Regional Planning Association
PANEL 4: What would it take… For the HUD AFFH rule to meaningfully increase inclusion?
Read our blog about Panel 4: What would it take... for HUD to Meaningfully Increase Inclusion?
Read a response blog post by Kathy O'Regan, New York University
Read a response blog post by Cashauna Hill, Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
PANEL 5: What would it take… For housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?
Margery Austin Turner, Urban Institute (Moderator)
Mercedes Marquez, Marquez Community Strategy
Stephen Norman, King County Housing Authority
Chris Herbert, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
PANEL 6: What would it take… For cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?
Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University (Moderator)
Malo Hutson, Columbia University
Colvin Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Vicki Been, New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development
PANEL 7: What would it take… To foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?
Anurima Bhargava, Harvard University (Moderator)
Amy Stuart Wells, Columbia University
Rob Breymaier, Oak Park Regional Housing Center