Center on Race and Social Problems

National and Local Perspectives on Residential Segregation Issues

Location Information
4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
2017 Cathedral of Learning
07/19/2017 to 07/20/2017

Segregation Summer Institute:

National and Local Perspectives on Residential Segregation Issues, including housing, health, the law, and education            

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Dr. Jacob Rugh, PhD
Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University

Dr. Rugh is a national expert on housing segregation issues, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities and immigrants.  His research has focused on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on immigrants and ethnic minorities, racial discrimination in mortgage lending, and racial and ethnic disparities in home ownership.  Dr. Rugh has presented his research at multiple national conferences.

Dr. Claudia Coulton, PhD
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Coulton is the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change and the founder and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. She is a national expert on using data to raise issues of equity and engage in community action.  Her research focuses on effects of living in segregated and distressed neighborhoods on individual, child and family outcomes.  Dr. Coulton is a frequent presenter at national conferences.

Moderated Discussion on the recently released report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute: The Cost of Segregation (2017) - National Speaker and Moderator: Marisa Novara, MSW, Master of Urban Planning, Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, IL

Interactive Brainstorming Session: The Causes and Consequences of Residential Segregation

Panel Discussions: on Segregation and Health; Segregation and Housing; Segregation and Schools; Segregation and the Law

The summit will also include academic and community experts who will discuss the impact of segregation in housing, health and education in general with the Pittsburgh metro area being used as a case example.   Opportunities will be provided for dialogue and discussion, as well as networking. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and special rates are available at the nearby Wyndham University Center.

2 Day Continuing Education Summer Institute


View video of Dr. Jacob S. Rugh's keynote, Racial Segregation Still Matters: Integration is Still Possible