In the spirit of a call from Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, for more “wide news” — news that reflects society’s diversity of opinions — we’ve been sending out some recommended readings for each of our events that cut across the spectrum. This month, because of our event’s focus on housing, we have a few suggested starting points the cut across a different distinction – local and national.
Housing, particularly in Boston, is a complex topic, so please note that these are by no means meant to be thorough. These articles are merely meant as a place to begin our conversation, as well as a way of showcasing some of the varying conversations already happening.
-Articles with an * indicate the most essential piece(s) per section.
Via our event’s guest speaker:
*The Color of Wealth in Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
*The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the Black-White Economic Divide, Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy
* Can Boston’s Affordable Housing Shortage be Eased?, Boston Globe
BU Graduates Face Inhospitable Housing Market in Boston, The Daily Free Press
* Why Washington Can’t Fix the New Housing Crisis, Politico
America’s Housing Inventory, Explained in Four Charts, Bloomberg
– Adam Gismondi, Ph.D.
Civic Series – Civic Media Researcher