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Better Cities with Strategic Investments in Social Housing

April 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Diane Davis, Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss the 3-year research project Building Better Cities with Strategic Investments in Social Housing, funded by Mexico’s National Workers Housing Authority (INFONAVIT). Drawing from fieldwork in seven Mexican cities, the research outlined the major barriers and enablers to densification, identified governance conditions at the local level that prevented nationally-guaranteed mortgage credits for social housing from being used to achieve more sustainable housing patterns, and proposed a new institutional platform for recalibrating policy goals so as to emphasize urban value creation and better urbanism rather than densification per se.


April 19, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Public Affairs building Room 3343