Gregory D. Squires
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Squire’s research focuses on various dimensions of uneven metropolitan development. Addressing primarily issues of racial and economic inequality, he engages in research and policy initiatives pertaining to housing, economic development, financial services (e.g. mortgage lending and property insurance) and the uneven development of metropolitan areas. He has worked for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and HUD’s Office for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council. Squires is a member of the Fair Housing Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Social Science Advisory Board of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and the Advisory Board of the John Marshall Law School’s Fair Housing Legal Support Center.
Reveals how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was able to curb important unsafe and unfair practices that led to the recent financial crisis. In interviews with key government, industry, and advocacy groups along with deep archival research, the authors show where the CFPB was able to overcome many abusive practices, where it was less able to do so, and why.
Proposes shift from end-of-pipe to front-of-pipe public health solutions. Specifically, examines need for toxin-free communities, especially in urban and inner-city communities.
Squires regularly contributes OpEds to national media such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, Crains Chicago Business, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sacramento Bee, L’Opinion, Boston Herald, and In These Times.