Phone:
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location:
Joint Center for Housing Studies, 1 Bow Street, Ste. 400
Contact Name:
James Chaknis
Contact:
Sponsor:
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Joint Center for Housing Studies
It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying
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The post-World War II suburban building boom helped cement an enduring image of suburbs as largely white, middle-class, residential communities that differed significantly from nearby urban neighborhoods. However, in recent decades, it has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying to develop new and more meaningful definitions of suburban (and urban) places. In this talk, Whitney Airgood-Obrycki (Senior Research Analyst, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies) will present a working paper (co-authored with Shannon Rieger) that describes some of these approaches and examines whether and how differing definitions might affect key measures of neighborhood character and change. Housing Research Seminar Series Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies One Bow Street, Cambridge 1215 pm Bring your lunch, dessert provided