A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality
A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality was a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies at Babson College in April 2017.
The symposium examined how patterns of residential segregation by income and race in the United States are changing and the consequences of residential segregation for individuals and society, and sought to identify the most promising strategies for fostering more inclusive communities in the years to come.
Symposium Framing Paper:
Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods
Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky
Read our blog about the framing paper
PANEL 1: Defining objectives and the rationale for action
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Ford Foundation (Moderator)
- Integration as a Means of Restoring Democracy and Opportunity
Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown University
- Consequences of Segregation for Children's Opportunity and Wellbeing
Nancy McArdle, diversitydatakids.org; Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Brandeis University
- Challenging Group-based Segregation and Isolation: Whether and Why
Jennifer Hochschild & Shanna Weitz, Harvard University
Read our blog about Panel 1: Defining objectives and the rationale for action
Read a blog post by panel moderator, Xavier de Souza Briggs
PANEL 2: What would it take… To promote residential choices that result in greater integration?
- Household Neighborhood Decisionmaking and Segregation
Justin Steil (Moderator) & Reid Jordan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Data Democratization and Spatial Heterogeneity in the Housing Market
Ralph McLaughlin & Cheryl Young, Trulia
- Minority Banks, Homeownership, and Prospects for New York City's Multi-Racial Immigrant Neighborhoods
Tarry Hum, City University of New York
- Maria Krysan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Read our blog about Panel 2: What would it take... To promote residential choices that result in greater integration?
Read a response blog post by Marietta Rodriguez
PANEL 3: What would it take… To make new and remake old neighborhoods so that regions move decisively toward integration?
- Pathways to Inclusion: Contexts for Neighborhood Integration in Chicago, Houston, and Washington
Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute (Moderator)
- An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region? A "Regionalism Light" Approach to Building Inclusive Neighborhoods
Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland
- Two Extremes of Residential Segregation: Chicago's Separate Worlds & Policy Strategies for Integration
Marisa Novara & Amy Khare, Metropolitan Planning Council
- Can a Market-Oriented City Also Be Inclusive?
William Fulton, Rice University
Read our blog about Panel 3: What would it take... To overcome exclusionary barriers, and promote more affordable options in all neighborhoods?
Read a response blog post by Moses Gates
Read a response blog by Alan Branson and Jeremy Avins
PANEL 4: What would it take… For HUD AFFH rule to meaningfully increase inclusion?
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Potential and the Challenge for Fulfilling the Promise of HUD's Final Rule
Katherine O'Regan, New York University (Moderator)
- The Potential for HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule to Meaningfully Increase Inclusion
Raphael Bostic & Arthur Acolin, University of Southern California
- Speaking Truth to Power: Enhancing Community Engagement in the Assessment of Fair Housing Process
Michael Allen, Relman, Dane, & Colfax LLC
- The Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: A Legal as Well as Policy Imperative
Elizabeth Julian, Inclusive Communities Project
Read our blog about Panel 4: What would it take... for HUD to meaningfully increase inclusion?
Read a response blog by Cashauna Hill
Read a response blog by Katherine O'Regan
PANEL 5: What would it take… For housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?
- What Would it Take for Housing Subsidies to Overcome Affordability Barriers to Inclusion in All Neighborhoods?
Margery Austin Turner, Urban Institute (Moderator)
- Mercedes Marquez, Marquez Community Strategy
- Expanding the Toolbox: Promising Approaches for Increasing Geographic Choice
Stephen Norman & Sarah Oppenheimer, King County Housing Authority
- Expanding Access to Homeownership as a Means of Fostering Residential Integration and Inclusion
Chris Herbert, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Read our blog about Panel 5: What would it take... for housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?
Read a response blog by Barbara Sard
Read a response blog by Christie Peale
PANEL 6: What would it take… For cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?
- Can Gentrification be Inclusive?
Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University (Moderator)
- We Live Here Too: Incorporating Residents' Voices in Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Gentrification
Malo Hutson, University of California, Berkeley
- Inclusion Through Homeownership
Colvin Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
- What More Do We Need to Know About How to Prevent and Mitigate Displacement of Low- and Moderate-Income Households from Gentrifying Neighborhoods?
Vicki Been, New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Read our blog about Panel 6: What would it take... for cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?
Read a response blog by Joe Kriesberg
PANEL 7: What would it take… To foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?
- The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation
Anurima Bhargava, Harvard University (Moderator)
- Addressing the Patterns of Resegregation in Urban and Suburban Contexts: How to Stabilize Integrated Schools and Communities Amid Metro Migrations
Amy Stuart Wells, Lauren Fox, Diana Cordova-Cobo & Douglas Ready, Columbia University
- The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL
J. Rob Breymaier, Oak Park Regional Housing Center
- Disrupting the Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Segregation
Phil Tegeler & Michael Hilton, Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Read our blog about Panel 7: What would it take to foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?