Fixer Upper: Discussion with the Author – Recording

August 17, 2022

It’s no secret that our housing systems are fundamentally unequal. These unequal systems didn’t just emerge from natural economic and social forces. Public policies enacted by federal, state, and local governments helped create and reinforce the bad housing outcomes endured by too many people.

In Fixer-Upper, Jenny Schuetz assesses how the broad set of local, state, and national housing policies affect people and communities. She proposes practical policy changes that can make stable, decent-quality housing more available and affordable for all Americans in all communities.

On Wednesday, August 17th 12-1pm PT, we had a conversation with author Jenny Schuetz about her book and how we can build political coalitions among diverse groups that share common interests in putting better housing within reach for more Americans, building a more equitable and healthy country. The conversation featured Schuetz and Catherine Bracy, CEO and Co-Founder of TechEquity.

About Jenny Schuetz

Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, and is an expert in urban economics and housing policy. Dr. Schuetz has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on land use regulation, housing prices, urban amenities, and neighborhood change. Dr. Schuetz has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the PBS NewsHour, The Indicator podcast, Vox, and Slate.

This webinar was hosted on Zoom.