Are Americans Stuck in Place? Changing Patterns of Residential Mobility and Migration

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

From the 1940s to the 1980s, about 1 in 5 Americans moved every year. Today, only about 1 in 10 Americans move each year. Moreover, while the largest declines in mobility have been among young adults......

POSTPONED: The Impact of Airbnb on the Residential Housing Market

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

This event has been postponed....

Is Opportunity Knocking: Can Opportunity Zones Aid Distressed Neighborhoods?

Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

With the right regulations and guardrails in place, Opportunity Zones might catalyze inclusive economic growth in some of the nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. Laurel Blatchford, President of Enterprise Community Partners, comes to the Harvard Kennedy School....

The Economic Effects of Climate Change Adaptation Measures: Evidence from Miami-Dade County and New York City

Date: Friday, April 05, 2019

How are local housing markets affected by a variety of localized efforts to respond to the impacts of global climate change, such as spending on facilities designed to protect homes from hurricanes?...

Cycle of Segregation: Why American Neighborhoods Are Still Divided Along Racial Lines

Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2019

A lunchtime event with Maria Krysan, a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and co-author of the award-winning book, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification, ...

Informal Means: Alternative Design Practices in Latin(x) America

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 to Saturday, March 30, 2019

A collaboration between LatinGSD, GSD Career Services and Loeb Fellowship, the event explores successful non-traditional and multi-scalar fields of practice as opportunities to develop business models via social agency, advocacy, and activism....

Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kimberly Dowdell has designed or managed over $100 million in assets as a licensed architect, a real estate project manager, and a city government official. Her career with major architectural and real estate firms in Washington, D.C. and New York coupled with her tenure working with the City of Detroit have rounded out Kimberly’s experience as an equitable development professional....

Housing and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Habitat for Humanity's Efforts to Reduce Home Heating Costs in the Balkans

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Through their Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households (REELIH) program, Habitat for Humanity International and USAID have reduced the high home-heating costs in several Balkan countries, where many urban residents live in large, aging, uninsulated and often unmaintained apartment buildings....