We are excited to announce that Oxford University Press will publish RCHI Director Lawrence J. Vale’s newest book, After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans, on November 15, 2018. E-book or hard copy versions are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com or directly from Oxford University Press.
RCHI’s Lawrence J. Vale coauthored a paper with Shomon Shamsuddin and Nicholas Kelly entitled, “Broken Promises or Selective Memory Planning? A National Picture of HOPE VI Plans and Realities.” We are excited to announce that paper was pre-published online by Housing Policy Debate June 7, 2018 and is now viewable online.
RCHI researchers Linda Shi, Zachary Lamb, Xi (Colleen) Qiu, Hongru Cai, and Lawrence Vale co-authored the journal article “Promises and perils of collective land tenure in promoting urban resilience: Learning from China's urban villages.” The article was published electronically April 26, 2018 in Habitat Internationaland discusses RCHI’s work to understand the role of collective governance in the urban villages of Shenzhen, China.
Exciting news for the RCHI team as RCHI’s Zachary Lamb and Lawrence Vale co-authored a paper set to be published as a chapter in a sequel to the Routledge Companion to Urban Design. In their paper, “Resilient Urban Design: Shaping the Spatial Politics of Risk in a Crisis-Prone World,” Lamb and Vale consider how urban resilient design can create spaces that are more just and environmentally sound.
We are excited to announce that RCHI’s Lawrence J. Vale’s paper, “Cities of Stars: Urban Renewal, Public Housing Regeneration, and the Community Empowerment Possibility of Governance Constellations” was pre-published electronically April 12, 2018 by the International Journal of Urban Sciences. Vale is the sole author on this article, in which he seeks to examine the implementation of the largest public housing regeneration programme in the United States, HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere). The abstract is below and the full text is located at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/12265934.2018.1455530. Print publication to follow.
RCHI invites you to join us at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Room 9-255) April 2,2018 for a presentation by Dr. S. Atyia Martin entitled "Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond."
Additional remarks will be made by RCHI Director Lawrence Vale, Ceasar McDowell, and Jonah Susskind.
(December 2017) Resilient Cities Housing Initiative Chair, Lawrence Vale was invited to co-chair the “Human Settlements” Track of the MIT Conference on the Resilient Reconstruction of the Caribbean which took place at the MIT campus December 12-13, 2017. This opportunity enabled Vale to present on RCHI research and activities, and also contribute to conference wide dialogue on resilience and recovery after natural disasters.