A Workshop for Journalists
This page will be updated after the workshop with additional resources and links.
Bus Tour Itinerary
- Stop at The Ink Block apartments, 300 Harrison Avenue, in Boston’s South End neighborhood. This was Boston’s first urban renewal project in the 1950s and then home to the Boston Herald until late 2000s.
- Stops at Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Washington Street and the Villa Victoria development.
- Stop at Plaza Betances on West Dedham Street and walk through Villa Victoria to Villa Victoria Center for the Arts on 85 West Newton Street (about a block from the house that Colin Diver – featured in the book Common Ground by Anthony Lukas – bought at 118 West Newton Street).
- Stop at Madison Park Village. We’ll meet with Brooke Woodson, vice president of the Madison Park Development Corporation. Woodson will walk us through the development, then take us to Tropical Foods on Washington Street.
- We will walk from Tropical Foods to the Bolling Municipal Building, on 2302 Washington Street.
- Lunch at the Dudley Dough project in the atrium of the building. We’ll hear from participants in the project during lunch.
Web Resources for Covering Housing
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- How Housing Matters program
- How Housing Matters Research Briefs
- Pessimism About Prolonged Housing Affordability Crisis is On the Rise, 2016 How Housing Matters Survey Finds
The Urban Institute
- How Housing Matters
site hosted at the Urban Institute
- The cost of affordable housing: does it pencil out?
- Crossroads: The Intersection of Housing and Education Policy
The Urban Institute’s partnership in Tacoma, Washington, on housing and education
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
- The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016
- America’s Rental Housing
- Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Adults 2015-2035
- Improving America’s Housing 2017: Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook
- Working Papers & Reports
Articles Recommended by Workshop Speakers
- The Steady Destruction of America’s Cities, by Gillian B. White, The Atlantic
- Housing Solutions eBook, by NextCity
- Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families, by J. Anthony Lukas (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985).
This Pulitzer Prize-winning book examines race relations, housing and other issues in Boston, Mass., through the prism of the struggle to desegregate the school busing system.
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City, by Harvard Sociologist Matthew Desmond (Crown Publishing, 2016).
In this New York Times bestseller (named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, NPR, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker) Desmond chronicles the stories of eight families on the edge in the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.