PUBPOL 652/UP 652: Strategic Thinking for Affordable Housing
2:53-2:53 pm EST
This seminar develops a framework for crafting intelligent affordable housing strategies, developed within the context of a broader community development perspective. The course will begin by investigating several key goals of policy and planning in the low-income housing field, including affordability, livability, equity, and participation. In the process, we will review several important eras in housing and community development history in order to understand how the goals of low-income housing have evolved over time. The second half of the course will then apply these ideas to several current debates about the nation's affordable housing agenda.
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning
As an associate professor of public policy and urban planning, Thacher’s research draws from philosophy, history, and the interpretive social sciences to develop and apply a humanistic approach to policy research. Most of his work has focused on criminal justice policy, where he has undertaken studies of order maintenance policing, the local police role in homeland security, community policing reform, the distribution of safety and security, prisoner re-entry, and criminal justice discretion.