Discussion 26: Local Control, Affordable Housing, and Segregation
This debate explores how local control in land use decision-making may influence the availability of affordable housing and contribute to economic and racial segregation. Featuring four essays from legal scholars, practitioners, and advocates, the new discussion weighs the potential benefits and drawbacks of “scaling up” the zoning process, and moving land use decision-making towards the city, state, or regional level.
Discussion 25: Health and Segregation
The twenty-fifth discussion debates the significance of residential segregation as a social determinant of health and explores potential policy responses.
Discussion 24: Policing and Segregation
The twenty-fourth discussion examines the links between policing practices such as “stop and frisk” and race and class segregation and explores potential policy responses.
Discussion 23: Race, Segregation, and Politics
The twenty-third discussion explores the impact of persistent racial segregation on political discourse and electoral outcomes in the United States.
Discussion 22: The Stubborn Persistence of Racial Segregation
The twenty-second discussion explores the role of residential choices in sustaining segregation within American cities.
Discussion 21: Suburban Poverty & Segregation
The twenty-first discussion explores the increasing diversity of suburbs and increasing levels of suburban poverty and debates the challenges of supporting poor households’ economic self-sufficiency beyond the central city.
Discussion 20: Making Vouchers More Mobile
The twentieth discussion examines the benefits of defining fair market rent by zip code, to make it easier for families to move to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, and weighs potential unintended costs.
Discussion 19: Public Housing and Deconcentrating Poverty
The nineteenth discussion debates what we should do about high-poverty, distressed public housing developments in light of recent research from the Moving to Opportunity Program about the costs of concentrated poverty.
Discussion 18: Segregation & the Financial Crisis
The eighteenth discussion debates the extent to which segregation exacerbated the unequal effects of the mortgage-driven financial collapse of 2007 and ways to address racial disparities in mortgage lending.
Discussion 17: Community Preferences and Fair Housing
The seventeenth discussion debates the extent to which preferences in neighborhood residents in accessing new affordable housing promote or betray the goal of truly inclusionary communities.
Discussion 16: A New Approach to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
The sixteenth discussion reacts to HUD’s renewed commitment to the new requirement of the Fair Housing Act to “affirmatively further fair housing.”
Discussion 15: Moving Up or Moving Out
The fifteenth discussion explores the most effective ways to address concentrated poverty, focusing on policies that target both people and place.
Discussion 14: Housing Subsidies & Inclusive Communities
The fourteenth discussion examines the policy issues underlying Texas vs. The Inclusive Communities Project: how government officials should balance the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocations to create affordable homes in low-poverty neighborhoods with the use of LIHTC allocations to catalyze economic development in high-poverty neighborhoods.
Discussion 13: The Future of the Fair Housing Act
The thirteenth discussion debates the significant of disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act, in light of the Supreme Court's deliberation in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project.
Discussion 12: The Poor Door Debate
The twelfth discussion weighs the controversy about "poor doors" in the context of a debate over the costs and benefits of mixed-income housing in high-cost markets.
Discussion 11: Explaining Ferguson Through Place and Race
The eleventh discussion in The Dream Revisited explores how metropolitan development patterns shaped by race and class set the stage for the events in Ferguson, MO.
Discussion 10: Balancing Investments in People & Place
The tenth discussion in the Dream Revisited debates the appropriate balance between investments to help low-income households move to neighborhoods that offer greater access to opportunity and investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods.
Discussion 9: Residential Income Segregation
The ninth discussion in The Dream Revisited analyzes segregation by income and debates the significance of the increasing isolation of the affluent.
Discussion 8: Neighborhoods, Opportunities, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
The eighth discussion in The Dream Revisited explores how the federal Housing Choice Voucher program can most effectively improve social, educational, and economic opportunities for voucher recipients.
Discussion 7: Comparative Perspectives on Segregation
The seventh discussion in The Dream Revisited explores what can be learned by looking at racial and economic segregation through a comparative lens.
Discussion 6: Implicit Bias and Segregation
The sixth discussion explores how implicit bias contributes to residential segregation and whether or not awareness of implicit biases can heighten a sense of moral urgency.
Discussion 5: Place-Based Affirmative Action
The fifth discussion explores proposals to re-imagine affirmative action by focusing on neighborhood disadvantage instead of race.
Discussion 4: Neighborhood Gentrification
The fourth discussion explores the relationship between gentrification, neighborhood integration, and public participation.
Discussion 3: Ending Segregation: Our Progress Today
The third discussion in The Dream Revisited asks why we haven't made more progress in reducing segregation.
Discussion 2: Economic Segregation in Schools
The second discussion on The Dream Revisited explores economic segregation in our schools and argues for its continued relevance today.
Discussion 1: Why Integration?
The first discussion in The Dream Revisited asks what we mean by "integration" and why it may be a necessary strategy to acheive racial and economic equality.