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Opportunity and Housing Markets in Sydney and Detroit: More Alike Than Meets the Eye?

21 November 2013
The Inaugural Henry Halloran Lecture

The lecture advances a conceptual framework for analyzing and evaluating metropolitan areas based on the degree that they facilitate citizens' efforts to obtain, retain and expand economic, social and psychological resources, what is called "the quest for respect".

It considers how housing markets contribute to opportunities for respect, then illustrates with examples from the housing markets of both Sydney and Detroit. It offers some provocative analyses of structural differences and similarities between the two metropolitan housing market systems. Finally, the lecture extracts implications for housing research that might form part of a research agenda funded by the Halloran Trust.

Professor Galster has published over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters on metropolitan housing markets, racial discrimination and segregation, neighborhood dynamics, residential reinvestment, community lending and insurance patterns, and urban poverty.

In the inaugural Henry Halloran Lecture, he will consider how housing markets contribute to opportunities for respect, illustrating this with examples from Sydney and Detroit. His talk offers a provocative analysis of structural differences and similarities between the two metropolitan housing markets. It will also look at implications for housing research, something that might form part of a research agenda funded by the Halloran Trust.