What does it mean to allow around 40% of Chicago’s land is single-family while only 20% can be for multi-family? This stark difference with housing availability is a symptom of racist and unjust housing market. Because of zoning laws families of color and of low-income have limited access to affordable housing. In this month’s Decoder webinar, our team will be talking to Dr. Emily Talen about how housing policies has affected the City of Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Emily Talen is a Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago, where she teaches urban design and directs the Urbanism Lab. She holds a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Dr. Talen has written extensively on the topics of urban design, New Urbanism, and social equity. Her books include New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, City Rules and Neighborhood. She is co-editor of the Journal of Urbanism.