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Applications of Emerging Digital Technology in Furthering Fair and Equitable Housing

In March 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University hosted “Bringing Digitalization Home,” a symposium exploring how digital technology might influence how housing is built, used, and financed. One panel explored how digitalization is changing the ways in which housing is planned, reviewed, and regulated, with participants focusing on not only the potential opportunities of digitization for fair and equitable housing but also the potential dangers, such as the risk of embedding existing biases in the design of emerging tools.

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