Housing Justice Clinic

Limited to 10 students (based on applications).

Housing is in crisis globally, from a pandemic of evictions, lack of affordability, increasing homelessness, precarious living in informal settlements, increasing segregation and increasing commodification of land and housing.  In this first-ever clinic at DUSP, a housing justice perspective will be used to engage with the multiple dimensions of the global housing crisis, including during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.  The clinic will seek to engage a small team of students to engage actively in carrying out practical projects through engagement with the work of the instructor, in his capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing.  Student work may include country-specific research, engagement with city/national governments or NGOs, research and analysis of issues, research contribution to UN reports, and engagement with other university-based networks and communities of practice.