Susan Popkin (PhD82), Stefanie DeLuca (PhD03) to Speak at Housing Policy Briefing on April 30

Susan Popkin (PhD82), Stefanie DeLuca (PhD03) to Speak at Housing Policy Briefing on April 30

Susan Popkin

In an effort to reduce poverty and improve lives, many recent housing programs have moved families to higher-income neighborhoods from high-rise public housing. At an Institute for Policy Research briefing on April 30, two SESP alumnae who are national experts on housing policy will describe the impact of recent housing mobility programs.

Susan Popkin (BS82, MS86, PhD88) and Stefanie DeLuca (PhD03) will give presentations at the policy event, entitled "Examining the Power of Place — Housing, Desegregation and Opportunity." Popkin is a senior fellow and director of the Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development at the Urban Institute. Stefanie DeLuca (PhD03) is an associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

The panel discussion will also feature presentations by Northwestern professors Lincoln Quillian and Wesley G. Skogan. Quillian is a professor of sociology and the chair of IPR's program on urban policy and community development. Skogan is professor of political science and an IPR fellow.

Stefanie DeLuca
Panelists will address the following topics:
  • “Why Segregation Still Matters: What the Research Says” by Lincoln Quillian
  • “Transforming Chicago? Crime and CHA Redevelopment” by Wesley Skogin and Susan Popkin
  • "Housing the Poor: Families, Subsidized Housing Programs and the Rental Market" by Stefanie DeLuca

Law professor Dorothy Roberts will serve as moderator for the panel. Roberts is chair of the research program on child, adolescent and family studies at the Institute for Policy Research.

Online registration is required by April 24. Lunch will be served at the event.

Photos: (above) Susan Popkin (BS82, MS86, PhD88), (below) Stefanie DeLuca (PhD03)

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 4/5/12