Speaking of Books with Casey J. Dawkins: Just Housing: The Moral Foundations of American Housing Policy

Friday, October 29, 2021 12:30 - 1:30pm
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A new conception of housing justice grounded in moral principles that appeal to the home's special connection to American life.

In response to the twin crises of homelessness and housing insecurity, an emerging “housing justice” coalition argues that America's apparent inability to provide decent housing for all is a moral failing. Yet if housing is a right, as housing justice advocates contend, what is the content of that right?

Casey DawkinsIn a wide-ranging examination of these issues, Casey Dawkins chronicles the concept of housing justice, investigates the moral foundations of the US housing reform tradition, and proposes a new conception of housing justice that is grounded in moral principles that appeal to the home's special connection to American life. [Read full description at MIT Press]

Casey J. Dawkins is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Affiliate of the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. He is coauthor of The Social Impacts of Urban Containment. [Visit his website to learn more.]

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