Mark Joseph and Amy Khare, “Succeeding Where Mixed-Income Transformation Falls Short: A Path to Equity and Inclusion in Our Cities”

National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, and the Office of Communications.

Drawing on their work examining the costs and consequences of racial segregation and the concentration of poverty and affluence as well as the promise and pitfalls of past efforts at mixed-income development in Chicago, San Francisco, and other markets, Drs. Joseph and Khare will introduce the next frontier of efforts to promote inclusionary housing.

Mark Joseph (AB ’90) is the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University; the Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC); and a Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. His general research interests are urban poverty and community development. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty, with particular attention to transforming public housing developments.  He is the co-author of “Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation”.

Amy Khare, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor and the Research Director for the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. Her research focuses on urban poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on community development, housing and politics. She is particularly interested in strategies that promote inclusion, equity and justice within cities and communities. Khare’s methodological training is as an urban ethnographer, and her professional experiences working in social justice endeavors lay the foundation of her scholarly interests.

With the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC), Khare leads applied research studies and program evaluations. In addition, she provides consulting services to public, private and non-profit partners around the country. Khare is co-leading the development of an edited volume provisionally titled What Works to Promote Inclusive, Equitable MixedIncome, MixedUse Communities, published as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco series.

Khare is currently working on a book based on her mixed-methods dissertation study, Privatizing Chicago, which investigates the politics of urban redevelopment and public housing reforms. Most recently, Khare completed a study with Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute called the Cost of Segregation. This project quantifies the economic costs of racial and economic segregation and advances policy recommendations that promote equity and inclusion.

Khare received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in 2016 and her MSW and BSW from the University of Kansas. Her research has been published in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Cityscape. She also has written applied policy reports designed for diverse audiences. She previously worked for the Urban Institute. In 2015, Khare was honored by the Urban Affairs Association with the Emerging Scholar Award, presented to one doctoral candidate in the nation.

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