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 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.
In the coming months, we will publish papers from the symposium, written by a diverse set of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. The papers will be released one panel at a time, and will also be featured on our blog. (Please subscribe to our blog to be notified as new papers are published.)
Symposium Framing Paper:
Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods
Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky
PANEL 1: Defining objectives and the rationale for action
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Ford Foundation (Moderator)
PANEL 2: What would it take… To promote residential choices that result in greater integration?
PANEL 3: What would it take… To make new and remake old neighborhoods so that regions move decisively toward integration?
PANEL 4: What would it take… For HUD AFFH rule to meaningfully increase inclusion?
PANEL 5: What would it take… For housing subsidies to overcome affordability barriers to inclusion in all neighborhoods?
PANEL 6: What would it take… For cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?
PANEL 7: What would it take… To foster residential outcomes that support school integration, and vice versa?