Digitalization—the use of automated digital technologies to collect, process, analyze, distribute, use, and sell information—is spurring fundamental change in the way housing is produced, marketed, sold, financed, managed, and lived in. This symposium, organized by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, will feature leading scholars and experts from academia, industry, government, and advocacy groups. Participants will examine the nature and extent of technologically-driven changes and assess whether these changes are likely to further (or hamper) efforts to address economic, social, and environmental challenges, such as housing affordability, discrimination, and climate change. Speakers will also suggest strategies that the public, private, and non-profit sectors can use to produce more equitable and environmentally sustainable housing.
Welcome and Overview by:
Christopher Herbert, Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies
David Luberoff, Deputy Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies
0:00 Welcome by Christopher Herbert
6:40 Overview by David Luberoff