United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, will visit the Graduate Urban Programs at Parsons, The New School for a conversation with Professor Miguel Robles-Duran on the #MakeTheShift campaign and her work and challenges on reclaiming and realizing the right to housing.

Housing and real estate markets worldwide have been transformed by global¬† capital markets and financial excess. Known as the financialization of housing, the phenomenon occurs when housing is treated as a commodity –¬† a vehicle for wealth and investment rather than a social good.

Housing is the cornerstone to life and human well-being. Home is so much more than four walls and a roof. It is somewhere to live in peace, security and dignity. Although it is increasingly being treated as a commodity, housing is a fundamental right.

Wednesday October 17, 2018
5 – 7 PM
Room 515, University Center, The New Schoolrth3_logo
63 5th Avenue 10003
New York, NY