Shifting the Conversation

#UnequalCities Steering Committee members share their thoughts in brief interviews around some of the most urgent aspects of housing and urban transformations.

A new piece by Gautam Bhan offers a set of shared characteristics that may enable us to think of a practice as “Southern,” and urges the expansion of a vocabulary of Southern urban practice.

Findings from the 2019 Rent Control Report, co-authored by #UnequalCities core partner Sarah Treuhaft, reveal nationwide rent control would stabilize 42 million households in the U.S.

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With partners in India, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S., the Network aims to bring together organizations, individuals, and ideas around creating housing access and housing justice through legal frameworks, cooperative models of land and housing, and community organizing. Sign up to join the Network if you would like to receive housing justice reports and updates about community action and events.

MISSION

The Housing Justice in #UnequalCities Network is funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS 1758774) and brings together research communities whose work analyzes key geographies of housing precarity (evictions, homelessness, displacement, segregation, informal settlements) and examines established and emergent practices of housing justice (eviction blockades, community land trusts, housing cooperatives and commons, tenant organizing, homeless unions, social rent, land value tax). In doing so, it consolidates housing justice as a field of inquiry and sets the stage for future research in geography and urban studies. Learn more.