Book Release - A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

Location: Harvard Kennedy School

 6:30 pm
Harvard Kennedy School
Starr Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Belfer Building
(Corner of JFK and Eliot Streets, Cambridge, MA)

More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential segregation and/or to mitigate its negative consequences in the United States? This panel discussion will feature four scholars who grappled with these questions in pieces published in A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a new book that will be released in conjunction with this event. The speakers will be:

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Director, Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy; Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
Co-author (with Nancy McArdle) of the book’s chapter on the “Consequences of Segregation for Children’s Opportunity and Wellbeing.”

Malo Hutson, Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Director, Urban Community and Health Equity Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Author of the chapter titled “We Live Here Too: Incorporating Residents’ Voices in Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Gentrification.

Katherine M. O’Regan, Professor of Public Policy and Planning and Faculty Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University.
Author of the chapter on “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Potential and the Challenges for Fulfilling the Promise of HUD’s Final Rule.” 

Moderated by Christopher Herbert, Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University and co-editor (with Jonathan Spader, Jennifer Molinsky, and Shannon Rieger) of A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality. 
Co-author (with Spader and Rieger) of the chapter on “Expanding Access to Homeownership as a Means of Fostering Residential Integration and Inclusion.”