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Housing Works: Turning Research To Action For Equitable Housing

"Winter 2024 Symposium Housing Works: Turning Research to action for equitable housing" event flyer with the words "Housing Works" created using construction and building illustrationsHousing Works brings together cutting-edge research and creative practices that are having a real impact in the development and provision of equitable housing. Addressing our national housing crisis requires profound changes in how we fund and build housing. These changes may involve overhauls of the existing regulatory system, significant expansion of different funding sources, and creative adoption of new design and construction methods. This symposium invites academic field-leaders to present their work toward enabling equitable housing across diverse domains and to share their experiences bridging academic institutions and public entities.

Housing Works is organized and hosted by the University of Michigan’s Collective for Equitable Housing (CEH). We bring together architecture, urban design, and urban planning faculty at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to promote housing equity within the state of Michigan and beyond. By leveraging faculty expertise, funding, and community-based partnerships, CEH pursues research questions and impact-driven projects that address housing affordability, enable equitable development, and promote sustainable building design and practices.


Panels: 3:30-5:30
Keynote: 6:00-7:30

Keynote Talk by Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Housing Research from the Ground Up: Driving Equitable Policy Change in Residential Displacement and Infill Development
This talk explores how academic researchers, by working closely with communities and cities, can design and implement research projects that impact decision-making – while still building academic knowledge. Using the cases of residential displacement and infill projects in California, I show how the research at the Urban Displacement Project and Center for Community Innovation has driven policy change at the municipal, regional, and state level.

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