Professor Kirk McClure, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - SPAA - Urban Planning
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3888
Snow Hall
Room 203
University of Kansas
1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Kirk McClure is a professor of urban planning in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. His teaching and research examines housing market behavior and evaluates federal affordable housing programs. His research has been supported by multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He was Scholar in Residence at HUD’s Department of Policy Development and Research. He is a two-time winner of the Fannie Mae Best Paper in Housing Award and is a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the Urban Affairs Association. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at the University of California, Berkeley with specializations in housing policy and public finance. He earned his master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McClure is Associate Editor of Housing Policy Debate and serves on the boards of editors for Housing Studies and the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Education

Ph.D., Concentrations in Housing Economics and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley

Master in City Planning, Specialization in Housing Policy Analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.A., Special Major in Urban Studies, University of Kansas

B.Arch, University of Kansas

Teaching

Teach courses in housing policy and housing market behavior, real estate investment analysis for planners, community and neighborhood revitalization, and quantitative research methods for planners.

Teaching Interests

  • Housing policy
  • Real estate investment analysis
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Quantitative methods

Research

Primary interests are in the areas of housing and real estate development. Areas of emphasis include: housing policy, affordable housing, poverty deconcentration, housing market analysis, Housing Choice Voucher program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program

Research Interests

  • Housing policy
  • Affordable housing, poverty deconcentration
  • Housing market analysis
  • Housing Choice Voucher program
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program

Service

McClure serves on the editorial boards of Housing Studies and the Journal of Planning Education and Research. McClure is Associate Editor of Housing Policy Debate.

Memberships

American Planning Association
Urban Affairs Association
Urban Land Institute

Selected Publications

McClure, K. (in press). Length of Stay in Assisted Housing. Cityscape. https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/length-of-stay.html

McClure, K. (in press). The Allocation of Rental Assistance Resources: The Paradox of High Housing Costs and High Vacancy Rates The International Journal of Housing Policy.

McClure, K. Gurran, N. & Bramley, G. (2017). Planning, Housing Supply and Affordable Development in the USA. In N. Gurran & G. Bramley (Eds.), Urban Planning and the Housing Market: International Perspectives for Policy and Practice (pp. 165-200). Palgrave McMillan.

McClure, K. (2017). The Future of Housing Policy: Fungibility of rental Housing Programs to Better Fit With Market Need. Housing Policy Debate, 26(3), 486-489. Routledge Taylor & Franxcis. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2017.1298212 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10511482.2017.1298212?needAccess=true

Schwartz, A. F., McClure, K. & Taghavi, L. B. (2016). Vouchers and Neighborhood Distress: The Unrealized Potential for Families with Housing Choice Vouchers to Reside in Neighborhoods with Low Levels of Distress. Cityscape, 18(3), 207-227. https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol18num3/article14.html

McClure, K. (Ed.). (2015). A Review of "The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy" by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley Journal of Urban Affairs, 37(5), 651-653. DOI:10.1111/juaf.12124

McClure, K. & Johnson, B. J. (2015). Housing Programs Fail to Deliver on Neighborhood Quality, Reexamined. Housing Policy Debate, 25(3), 463-496. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2014.944201 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2014.944201#.VLyLEdh0xUQ

McClure, K. (2015). Comment on "What is a 'Great' Neighborhood? An Analysis of APA's Top Rated Places". Journal of the American Planning Association, 81(3), 233-234. DOI:10.1080/01944363.2015.1077087

McClure, K. Schwarz, A. F., & Taghavi, L. (2015). Housing Choice Voucher Location Patterns a Decade Later. Housing Policy Debate, 25(2), 208-214. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2014.921223 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2014.921223#.VLyKj9h0xUQ

Selected Presentations

McClure, K. . (09/15/2017). What should be the future of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program? U.S. Housing Policy: The Future of What Works. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

McClure, K. . (08/01/2017). Testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Hearing on America’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions. Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, D.C. Available Here

McClure, K. . (04/26/2017). The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Are developments locating where they should? Starting at Home Conference. Columbus, Ohio

McClure, K. . (04/21/2017). Neighborhood Distress and the Geography of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association. Minneapolis, Minnesota

McClure, K. & Schwarz, A. . (11/30/2016). How have housing markets rebounded from the bubble? Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Portland, Oregon

McClure, K. . (06/30/2016). The Paradox of High Prices and High Vacancy. Annual Conference of the European Real Estate Society. Regensburg, Germany

McClure, K. . (03/31/2016). The Allocation of Rental Assistance Resources: The Paradox of High Housing Cost and High Vacancy Rates. Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association. San Diego, California

Selected Grants

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Length of Stay in Assisted Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development, $43,537, Submitted 08/19/2016 (09/30/2016 - 07/31/2017) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Exploratory Study of HUD's Project Based Rental Assistance Transfer Authority, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $15,876, Submitted 05/19/2015 (06/04/2015 - 09/17/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Participant), Presentations at the Festival of Urbanism at the University of Sydney, 2014, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, $7,500 ({ }), (10/01/2014 - 11/30/2014) . Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Participant), Scholar-in-Residence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, $7,500, (09/01/2011 - 12/16/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Researcher), Housing Affordability in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Mid-America Regional Council, $9,500, (05/01/2011 - 08/31/2011) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), The effect of housing assistance on the count of households with worst case housing needs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $28,400, (09/01/2010 - 02/28/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), The ability of Housing Choice Voucher Program to locate in neighborhoods with high levels of opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, $38,964, (10/01/2008 - 08/30/2009) . Federal. Status: Funded.

McClure, Kirk, (Principal), Affordable Housing Needs of Kansas City North, Greater Kansas City Foundation, $30,000, (08/01/2007 - 07/30/2008) . Foundation. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Design and Planning Research Impact Award
School of Architecture, University of Kansas
2012

Honorable Mention
Housing Policy Debate competition for Best Paper in Housing, conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
2012

Best Conference Paper Award
Annual conference of the Urban Affairs Association
2004

Fannie Mae Foundation Award for Best Research in Housing
Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
2002

Fannie Mae Foundation Award for Best Research in Housing
Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
1997

Jack and Nancy Bradley Award for Excellence in Teaching
School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Kansas
1997