Most older Americans want to “age in place,” yet many lack the “place” they need. Land use restrictions or local resistance to affordable, accessible homes stymie efforts to build places that work for people as they age or who have disabilities. Private-market options geared to wealthy adults are not the solution for the typical, moderate-income older American. How do we build consensus around investing in the “place” in aging in place and recognize affordable, accessible homes as community assets?
Because housing produces about one-fifth of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonizing housing is a major focus of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and several other initiatives. In this talk, Carlos Martín, project director of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will discuss the multiple–and often overlapping–approaches to decarbonizing housing: energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy.
Join the Taubman Center for a conversation with Annika Lescott-Martinez, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President of Finance at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), about her personal and professional journey moderated by Taubman Center Executive Director Rafael Carbonell.
Building inspectors must regularly make difficult choices that can significantly impact lower-income homeowners, owner-occupants of small multifamily buildings, and the tenants in those buildings. In this talk, Robin Bartram, an assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University will discuss her book, drawing on her extensive research into code enforcement in Chicago.
In recent decades, central Atlanta has experienced heavily racialized gentrification, which has pushed low-income people and families of color to distant suburbs far from mass transit, large public hospitals, and other essential services. In Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta, Dan Immergluck, a professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University, tracks these racial and economic shifts and discusses the politics and policies that produced them.
During the pandemic, community-based initiatives throughout the United States pivoted to meet the needs of older adults at home. This virtual event explores the findings of our new report, focusing on perspectives and lessons from diverse “age-friendly” and “village” initiatives and networks.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that support older people—housing and service providers, community organizations, government agencies, and others—improvised solutions to address a variety of challenges. Our new report, a collaborative project with The Hastings Center, reflects on these responses, most of which were intended to be temporary, and sheds light on how we might improve housing and supports for older adults, and address longstanding inequities in the process.