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Kathryn Howell

Kathryn Howell

Assistant professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3009B Phone: (804) 828-7564 Email: klhowell@vcu.edu

Expertise

  • Affordable housing
  • Community development
  • Gentrification

Education

B.A., Political Science, University of Georgia
M.A., Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas

Teaching

Housing policy, research methods, planning history and theory, race, class and gender in planning

Research interests

Housing preservation and development, neighborhood change and gentrification, urban history, race and class in the city

Accomplishments

Washington, D.C. Preservation Network member/researcher, Urban Affairs Association member

Selected publications

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. “For the kids”: Children, safety and the depoliticization of displacement in Washington, DC, Journal of Urban Affairs(2017)

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. Neighborhoods, local networks, and the non-linear path of the expiration and preservation of federal rental subsidies,Urban Studies

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. Housing and the grassroots: Using local and expert knowledge to preserve affordable housing, Journal of Planning Education and Research

Howell, Kathryn. 2016 Preservation from the Bottom-Up: Affordable Housing, Redevelopment, and Negotiation in Washington, DC. Housing Studies

Howell, Kathryn. 2016. Building Empowerment in Market-Based Redevelopment: Changing Paradigms for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Washington, DC. Community Development Journal.

Howell, Kathryn. 2016. Multi-sited approaches to planning and affordable housing: Upending the traditional approach to addressing gentrification, The Journal of Planning Theory and Practice.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Howell, K. and Brown Wilson, Barbara. (2018) Preserving Community through Radical Collaboration: Affordable Housing Preservation Networks in Chicago, Washington, DC and Denver. Journal of Housing Theory & Society

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. “For the kids”: Children, safety and the depoliticization of displacement in Washington, DC, Journal of Urban Affairs

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. Neighborhoods, local networks, and the non-linear path of the expiration and preservation of federal rental subsidies, Urban Studies

Howell, Kathryn. 2017. Housing and the grassroots: Using local and expert knowledge to preserve affordable housing, Journal of Planning Education and Research

Howell, Kathryn. 2016 Preservation from the Bottom-Up: Affordable Housing, Redevelopment, and Negotiation in Washington, DC. Housing Studies.

Howell, Kathryn. 2016. Building Empowerment in Market-Based Redevelopment: Changing Paradigms for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Washington, DC. Community Development Journal.

Howell, Kathryn. 2016. Multi-sited approaches to planning and affordable housing: Upending the traditional approach to addressing gentrification. TheJournal of Planning Theory and Practice.

Howell, Kathryn; Mueller, Elizabeth J. and Brown Wilson, Barbara. One Size Fits None: Local context and planning for the preservation of affordable housing, under review at Housing Policy Debate (accepted May 2018)

Book chapters

“It’s Complicated…”: Long-term residents and their relationships to gentrification in Washington, DC (2015) in Derek Hyra and Sabiyha Prince, eds, A Post-Industrial Powerhouse: Growth and Inequality in Our Nation’s Capital. Routledge Press.

Housing and Community (Forthcoming, 2017) in Andrew T. Carswell, Sarah Kirby, Kenneth R. Tremblay, and Katrin Anaker, eds, Introduction to Housing. University of Georgia Press.

Book reviews

Review of Cities of Tomorrow by Peter Hall. (Forthcoming, 2016) Journal of Planning Education and Research.