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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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Sep
25
Conferences
Webcasts

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

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Location: Virtual (Zoom & Remo)

Equitable development, a relatively new concept in planning and community development, aims to help low-income neighborhoods and communities of color become places that provide economic opportunities, affordable living, and cultural expression for all residents...

Oct
02
Webcasts

Hack-A-House: A Housing Affordability Hackathon

Date: Friday, October 02, 2020

Location: Virtual

Hack-A-House is a 24-hour live, online, “hackathon”-style competition, hosted by Ivory Innovations, a center created to tackle the affordable housing crisis that the United States currently faces based at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Students will be given a prompt and will have 24 hours to complete and submit their project....

Oct
02
Research
Webcasts

Public Housing, Public Aid, and Collective Reparations in Colombia

Date: Friday, October 02, 2020

Location: Virtual

In 2015, 300 families displaced by the decades-long internal armed conflict in Colombia had the opportunity to move into free housing in two new neighborhoods in Granada, a small city about 200 km south of Bogota that has become a refuge for people displaced by the armed conflict. In this presentation, Maria Atuesta, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Meyer Fellow, will report on her research into these neighborhoods....

Oct
13
Webcasts

20th Annual Dunlop Lecture: Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Location: Virtual

In the 20th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, Michael Maltzan, FAIA, will discuss his work with the Skid Row Housing Trust and what it suggests about the ways in which architecture and other design professions can help address problems of housing affordability and homelessness...

Oct
16
Research
Webcasts

The Rent Eats First: Using Residual Income to Measure Rental Affordability

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Location: Virtual

Most renters spend more on housing than any other basic necessity and almost half of all renters are cost burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. While cost-burdened renters almost certainly reduce spending on other necessities such as food, healthcare, and transportation, the 30 percent figure does not fully account for expenses that vary with a household’s individual circumstances....

Nov
13
Research
Webcasts

The Impact of Airbnb on the Residential Housing Market Before COVID-19: Estimates from New York City

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020

Location: Virtual

How was Airbnb affecting housing markets before the COVID-19 pandemic? In this talk, Sophie Calder-Wang, a former Meyer Fellow and Assistant Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her research focused on the impacts of Airbnb on New York City before the pandemic hit....