Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
to Sunday, February 18, 2024
The India Conference at Harvard is an annual student-led initiative that delves into the diverse tapestry of India, highlighting the country’s emergence as a leading international player. For the past 21 years, students from across Harvard have come together to bring experts from various sectors including business, economy and culture, to help you build an informed narrative and develop insight on India’s current landscape and promising future.
Manufactured housing has the potential to reduce the cost of building good quality, entry-level homes. However, it can be hard to site these homes, particularly in cities and suburbs where restrictive regulations and a poor reputation pose significant barriers. Chris Herbert will discuss a series of papers that assess the costs, obstacles, and potential of manufactured homes to support affordable entry-level homeownership.
Two approaches to strengthening communities will be the focus of presentations by our 2023 Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development. In one presentation, Aleks Czulak will discuss how some community-based organizations have supported the development and sustainability of place-based partnerships. In the other presentation, Haewon Ma will discuss how community-based organizations are using accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide affordable housing.
Climbing rents in recent years propelled US cost burdens to staggering new heights: in 2022, half of all US renters were cost burdened. Join us for the release of our new America's Rental Housing 2024 report.
In this talk, Noémie Sportiche will discuss her research and paper which compared health outcomes for people who moved to affordable housing in more affluent, largely white communities created via Chapter 40B, a unique Massachusetts state law.
What is the state of housing design in the US? In particular, how are architects of new single- and multi-family housing responding to issues such as the warming climate, the affordability crisis, increasing regulations and construction costs, and the demand for new unit types that better reflect today's demographic realities? These questions will be the focus of a half-day event marking the release of The State of Housing Design 2023, a new book that examines themes in housing design, explored through over 100 recent buildings in the US.