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September 17, 2007
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Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Talk at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore's new "Inclusionary Housing Bill"
to be discussed.

Douglas J. Krupka, a senior research associate at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, will discuss "Mixed-Income Neighborhoods: Past, Present, and Future" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 4., in the first event in this year's Social Policy Seminar Series, presented by The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, the Department of Economics, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place in the Shriver Hall Clipper Room on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Krupka's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The event is expected to last until 5:30 p.m.

The topic is especially timely given Baltimore's recent passage of a landmark "Inclusionary Housing Bill," which requires developers to set aside a fraction of units for affordable housing in new developments. Krupka, who has been doing important work on mixed-income neighborhoods, will be able to provide insights into the city's new legislation.

Prior to joining the Institute for the Study of Labor in 2007, Krupka was an assistant professor of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. He received his bachelor's degree in history and music from the University of Virginia, and his master's and doctoral degrees in public policy studies from the University of Chicago. His research interests include the dynamic processes by which neighborhoods and metropolitan areas develop and change, specifically in terms of individuals' choice of residence within and across cities.

The Johns Hopkins Social Policy Seminar is a collaborative effort of IPS, the Department of Economics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.