Room 1
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English
Talk
Everyone
Access IS the Issue - The Financiers behind Our Next Housing Crisis

Short thesis

What are the hidden logics at play in the housing crisis? Why are financiers & private equity funds BUYING UP MODEST HOUSING COMPLEXES? How can something as material as a building turn into intangible assets, and why is an empty apartment sometimes a better asset than its use as a home? Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues? And how can one hold governments accountable if they don’t meet the human rights obligations?

Description

What are the hidden logics at play in the housing crisis? Why are financiers & private equity funds BUYING UP MODEST HOUSING COMPLEXES? How can something as material as a building turn into intangible assets, and why is an empty apartment sometimes a better asset than its use as a home? Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues? And how can one hold governments accountable if they don’t meet the human rights obligations?

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