A Shared Future Symposium (2017)

A Shared Future Symposium (2017)

April 01, 2017 to October 13, 2018

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 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

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, and promote more affordable options in all neighborhoods?

Read a response blog post by Moses Gates

Read a response blog by Alan Branson and Jeremy Avins

       

PANEL 4: What would it take… For 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 by Cashauna Hill

Read a response blog by Katherine O'Regan

PANEL 5: What would it take… For housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?

Read our blog about Panel 5: What would it take... for housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?

Read a response blog by Barbara Sard

Read a response blog by Christie Peale

PANEL 6: What would it take… For cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?
     

Read our blog about Panel 6: What would it take... for cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?

Read a response blog by Joe Kriesberg

PANEL 7: What would it take… To foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?  

Read our blog about Panel 7: What would it take to foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?

Read a response blog by Ann Owens