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UPCOMING EVENTS

Throughout the year, the Joint Center for Housing Studies reaches beyond the university to promote national discussion of important housing policy issues. In addition to on-campus seminars, lectures, and webcasts, we convene major conferences and symposia on topics of national importance in the housing field, bringing together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers from organizations and communities around the country.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
31
Research
Webcasts

America's Rental Housing 2020

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

With the number of cost-burdened renters again on the rise, local governments are increasingly on the front lines of a rental affordability crisis. Earlier this year, Minneapolis became the first large American city to end single-family zoning, a bold and decisive move which has the potential to greatly expand the rental supply and improve affordability. ...

Feb
07
Local Events
Webcasts

Building Communities and Reducing Construction Costs: Insights from the Center’s 2019 Gramlich Fellows

Date: Friday, February 07, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Margaret Haltom and Hannah Hoyt will discuss the work they carried out as 2019 Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development. The Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development gives Harvard graduate students the opportunity to identify, research, publish, and present promising approaches for addressing challenges related to affordable housing and community development...

Feb
14
Local Events

Fellowships & Pizza

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

At this session, Deputy Director David Luberoff, along with several of our previous summer fellows, will discuss summer funding opportunities for Harvard graduate students interested in housing and community development....

Feb
21
Local Events
Webcasts

America’s Rental Housing, 2020

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Feb
26
Local Events
Conferences

Architecture as a “Learning” Living Machine: DDes 2020 Conference

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

This conference will address new emerging concepts in the field of adaptive and intelligent architecture such as machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), Robotic Buildings, Smart Homes in a form of a symposium. Co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies....

Feb
27
Local Events
Webcasts

Saving America's Cities: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Revitalization

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Can past efforts to revitalize America’s cities inform contemporary strategies to address the problems of economic inequality, unaffordable housing, segregated neighborhoods, and deteriorating infrastructure? That question, in part, informs Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, a new book by Lizabeth Cohen, a Professor in the History Department at Harvard and former Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study....

Mar
24
Local Events
Webcasts

Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Over the past two decades, Michael Maltzan, FAIA and his firm Michael Maltzan Architecture have designed a variety of innovative, permanent supportive housing developments for the Skid Row Housing Trust in Los Angeles. Founded in 1995, Maltzan’s award-winning practice is dedicated to the design and construction of projects which engage their context and community through a concentrated exploration of movement and perception....

Mar
27
Local Events
Webcasts

Grandparents, Child Care, and Household Structures in High Opioid-Use Communities

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Though American communities have been reeling under the force of opioid use disorder, specific implications for older adult households have received little attention. In this seminar, Samara Scheckler, a Center postdoctoral fellow will describe new research, which shows that grandparents living in counties characterized by high opioid use are much more likely to act as primary caregivers for their grandchildren....

Mar
31
Local Events

Housing Finance Reform: The $11 Trillion Fight Over Public Policy, Money and Ideology

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Location: Wexner 434, Harvard Kennedy School

Apr
17
Local Events
Conferences
Webcasts

In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Equitable development, a new concept in planning and community development, holds great promise for helping low-income and minority communities become places that provide economic opportunity, affordable living, and cultural expression for all residents. It is built on the basic principle that current residents will play a central role in shaping the projects, programs, and policies that affect them and their community. ...

Apr
23
Local Events
Webcasts

Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Location: Starr Auditorium (Belfer 200), Harvard Kennedy School

Apr
24
Local Events
Webcasts

Airbnb’s Impact on the Residential Housing Market: Estimates from New York City

Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor