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The United States is in the midst of a full-blown housing crisis. Most major cities are becoming unaffordable to working class tenants, homelessness is on the rise, and gentrification seems to have become a permanent feature of urban life. Meanwhile, housing policy meant to address the crisis is often just as likely to subsidize exploitative landlords and worsen housing segregation. What are the root causes of the housing crisis, and what are the demands that will solve it? Join Philly DSA as we examine the political economy of housing and the city, and look to visionary experiments in social housing from abroad.
Mary Robertson, “Re-asking The Housing Question”
Cedric Johnson, “Gentrifying New Orleans”
Ryan Cooper & Peter Gowan, “The Solution is Social Housing”
The Philly DSA Night School is intended as a forum for discussing thinkers, "-isms," and current trends in socialist politics. All meetings are free and open to the public, and are designed for all people regardless of previous experience. New members are always welcome.
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