A blog post by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) looks at strategies for overcoming exclusionary barriers and promoting more affordable housing options in metropolitan neighborhoods. The blog post highlights a paper that examines two principal patterns of political geography in metropolitan areas that affect decision making about neighborhood inclusion. One is fragmentation, when control of land-use is in the hands of many local governments; the other is polycentricity, when larger county governments dominate the land-use policy landscape. The post also highlights case studies on residential segregation and strategies for fostering inclusive communities from Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C. These publications were originally presented at “A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality,” a national symposium hosted by JCHS in 2017.
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