Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Dr. Gloria Bonilla Santiago Building, Cooper and Broadway, 12th floor 


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8:30am – 9am 
  • Registration and breakfast             
  • Opening Remarks:
    Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden
    Paul Jargowsky, Director, Center for Urban Research and Education
9am – 10:30am
  • Panel 1: Neighborhoods and Social Mobility
    Chair: Paul Jargowsky
    Discussants: Paul Jargowsky, Michael Hayes

    Amy E. Schwartz, Keren M. Horn, Ingrid G. Ellen, & Sarah A. Cordes: “Do housing vouchers improve academic performance? Evidence from New York City”
    Presenter: Sarah A. Cordes

    Peter Rich: “White parental flight and avoidance: Neighborhood choices in the era of school district desegregation”

    Stuart Andreason: “How housing regulation and segregation change the labor market benefits associated with increased educational attainment”

    Edward G Goetz: “Choice and burden: Looking for fair housing’s greatest possible impact”
10:45am – 12:15pm
  • Panel 2: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Composition    
    Chair:  Prentiss Dantzler
    Discussants:  Greg Squires, Prentiss Dantzler

    Cody Price: “Why affordable home design matters”

    Lei Ding, Jackelyn Hwang & Eileen Divringi: “Gentrification and residential mobility in Philadelphia”
    Presenter: Jackelyn Hwang  

    Frederica D. Kramer: “Eating the seed corn: Loss of social diversity in urban revitalization and potential of social impact assessment to fix it”

    Willow Lung-Amam, Katrin Anacker & Nick Finio: “Worlds away in suburbia: The changing geography of concentrated poverty in the Washington, DC metro”
    Presenter: Willow Lung-Amam
12:15pm – 1:45pm
  • Lunch Roundtable on Metropolitan Equity 
    David Troutt (Rutgers University, Newark)
    Alex Schwartz (The New School)
    Edward G. Goetz (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Paul Jargowsky
2pm – 3:30pm      
  • Panel 3: New Directions in Housing Policy
    Chair:  Chris Wheeler
    Discussants:  Melanie Bowers, Chris Wheeler

    Mai Thi Nguyen, Michael Webb, William Rohe & Kristin Frescoln: “Can housing vouchers and supportive services move families out of poverty? Lessons learned from a 5-year evaluation of HOPE VI in Charlotte, North Carolina”
    Presenter: Mai Thi Nguyen

    Jessica Simes: “Neighborhood attainment after prison”  

    Ingrid G Ellen, Keren M. Horn & Katherine M. O’Regan: “Using tax policy to reduce poverty concentration: Evidence from the low income housing tax credit”
    Presenter: Keren M. Horn

    Nicolas Vergara: “Ultra liberalized land market, social housing, and urban segregation. Lessons from the Chilean recent experience”
3:45pm – 4pm
  • Concluding thoughts/emerging themes:
    Paul Jargowsky                               
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
    Natasha Fletcher, Associate Director Center for Urban Research and Education
4:15pm – 5pm
  • Keynote Address:  
    Professor Mark Stephens, MA, MSc, PhD, FAcSS, FRSA
    Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
  • Reception                                                                                                             

250This symposium would not have been possible without the generous support of: The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) and the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick; The Center for Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLIME) and The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark; The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden; The Department of Community Development Studies and Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.