Examining the Power of Place—Housing, Desegregation, and Opportunity


Tearing down high-rise public housing and moving poor families into mixed or higher income neighborhoods has been the impetus behind many residential mobility programs, from housing vouchers to Chicago’s Plan for Transformation. But how have they fared in decreasing segregation, reducing concentrated poverty, and bettering lives? Join our four national experts as they discuss their research—and offer policy suggestions.

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“Why Segregation Still Matters: What the Research Says”
Lincoln Quillian, Professor of Sociology and Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

“Transforming Chicago? Crime and CHA Redevelopment”

Wesley G. Skogan, Professor of Political Science and Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University and Susan Popkin, Director, Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development, The Urban Institute

“Housing the Poor: Families, Subsidized Housing Programs, and the Rental Market”

Stefanie DeLuca, Associate Professor of Sociology,The Johns Hopkins University

Watch the video of the policy briefing or view the slides (pdf).


Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Fellow, and Chair of the Research
Program on Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wieboldt Hall, 4th Floor
Kellogg School of Management
340 E. Superior Street, Chicago Campus

Photo by Jason Reblando.