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Succeeding Where Mixed-Income Transformation Falls Short: A Path to Equity and Inclusion in Our Cities

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.

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Mark Joseph 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 T. Khare is a Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University and the Research Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. Her research aims to shape policy solutions to urban poverty, with a focus on housing and community development. Khare is co-leading the development of an edited volume provisionally titled What Works in Inclusive, Equitable MixedIncome, MixedUse Communities. In addition, Khare is currently working on a book manuscript based on her mixed-methods dissertation study, Privatizing Chicago, which investigates the politics of urban redevelopment and public housing reforms. Khare is currently completing 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. Khare received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in 2016. Khare was honored by the Urban Affairs Association in 2015 with the Emerging Scholar Award, presented to one doctoral candidate in the nation.