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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

Oct
18
Local Events
Conferences
Webcasts

Aging in [a] Place Symposium: Planning, Design & Spatial Justice in Aging Societies

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design

The United States is an aging society where economic inequality is greater than in other aging societies. Age-associated disadvantages such as declining health overlap with social determinants of health that include structural inequalities experienced by some groups throughout life and into late life. As a result, there are vast differences in people’s experiences of later life....

Oct
22
Local Events

Co-Living in the Sharing Economy

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Within the context of the sharing economy, populations of today are increasingly mobile, urban, and less inclined to ownership.Collaborative consumption has molded expectations of sharing, and along comes a shifting demographic of urban and non-family householders. A new form of co-housing has emerged: co-living, that is a formalized version of room-sharing, straddles the hospitality and residential sectors. ...

Nov
08
Local Events
Webcasts

The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing: Business Process Outsourcing, Urban Restructuring, and the Scrambling of Time in the Philippines

Date: Friday, November 08, 2019

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Today, cities are no longer constrained by local time zones. For millions of people in the Philippines, the work day now happens at night, due to changing patterns of labor caused by globalization. What are the local implications of this nocturnalization of work? ...

Nov
08
Local Events

Bringing a Comprehensive Approach to Development

Date: Friday, November 08, 2019

Location: Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Alloy Development is a real estate development company that has built residential buildings along the Highline, in Hudson Yards, and in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Its website states: “Our belief in making great architecture guides our practice,” and adds “we have a responsibility to make the experience and quality of our work meaningful.”...

Nov
13
Local Events

Housing as History: the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Orchard Gardens

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Location: Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Dr, Boston, MA 02120

By the 1980s the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury was facing significant challenges. Absentee landlords had allowed property to deteriorate, left units vacant, or had used arson to raze buildings and make insurance claims. Facing what many considered insurmountable obstacles, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative was formed to create a comprehensive plan for “development without displacement.”...

Nov
15
Local Events
Conferences

Housing and Innovation: Lessons from the Ivory Prize

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Location: Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Despite robust demand across the country for affordable starter homes and rental units, stringent land-use regulations, high construction costs, and an ongoing shortage of skilled laborers have made it difficult, if not impossible, to profitably produce middle-market housing. Innovative strategies to overcome these challenges will be the focus of this half-day conference, which will feature the finalists from the inaugural Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability....

Nov
20
Local Events

Housing as History: New Directions for Boston’s Subsidized Housing: Learning from the Past

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Location: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

As neighborhoods across Boston face enormous development pressure, there is a risk that low-income residents will be forced out of the city. Social disruption due to gentrification, shifting government policies and programs, and the challenges of climate change make the future of affordable housing in Boston precarious. ...

Dec
06
Local Events
Webcasts

Excessive Mortgages, Financial Well-Being, and Financial Skills Among Older Homeowners

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Over the last few decades, the share of older homeowners with mortgage debt has doubled, while the typical amount of outstanding debt relative to home values has tripled. ...