Amy Khare - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Amy Khare

Amy works as a consultant with the Metropolitan Planning Council on the Cost of Segregation project. Her role involves facilitating the intersection of research and policy initiatives in order to produce recommendations that aim to ameliorate economic and racial segregation.

In addition, Khare is a Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University and the Research Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. Her research aims to shape policy solutions to urban poverty, with a focus on housing and community development. Khare is co-leading the development of an edited volume provisionally titled What Works in Inclusive, Equitable Mixed-Income, Mixed-Use Communities. Khare is also currently working on a book manuscript based on her mixed-methods dissertation study, Privatizing Chicago, which investigates the politics of urban redevelopment and public housing reforms.

Khare received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in 2016. Amy’s research has been published in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Cityscape, as well as in policy reports designed for various audiences. In 2015, she was honored by the Urban Affairs Association with the Emerging Scholar Award, presented to one doctoral candidate in the nation.

Amy is originally from Lawrence, Kansas, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s in social work from the University of Kansas. She lives on the North Side of Chicago with her husband and three children. She enjoys traveling, running and listening to live music.

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  1. Why “trickle-down” economics is still not the answer

    • By Amy Khare and Jessica Smith & Alden Loury
    • Apr 6, 2017

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Amy Khare Consultant

Areas of expertise

  • Urban poverty and race
  • Affordable and mixed-income housing
  • Community development and organizing
  • Place-based initiatives
  • Market-based policy approaches


Ph.D. in Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Social Welfare (B.S.W.), University of Kansas
Master of Social Welfare (M.S.W), University of Kansas

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