MIT Fair Housing Symposium

This page contains videos from lectures at a symposium held in the fall of 2016 at MIT entitled The Promise of Fair Housing: Developments in Planning, Law, and Civil Rights.  Held most Tuesdays at 12:30pm from September through October, these discussions highlighted crucial topics related to contemporary housing policy, racial justice, planning, and law, including: what are the consequences of HUD's new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule for municipalities, housing authorities, and residents? What are the consequences for the community development movement?  What are the next steps to address neighborhood disparities and urban inequality? With a program of panel discussions with scholars and practitioners from urban planning, sociology, public policy, law, and related fields, we aimed to shed light on the ways HUD’s new fair housing rule and the Supreme Court’s 2015 Inclusive Communities decision will reshape the context for urban policy and development.