47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Thursday, April 20 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.01 Activist Scholarship Special Session: Activist Approach to Housing Policy

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Papers in the panel will consider global incidences of housing policy and inequality, from both a praxis and theoretical perspective, in order to inform best practices for housing accessibility. The panel will investigate diverse identities to forward a more holistic understanding of needed activism in the face of inequality and injustice.

Raising the Minimum Wage and Housing Affordability
Lauren Nolan, University of Illinois at Chicago; Allison Dickson, University of Illinois; Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago

Reinvestment Ideology: Challenging Conventions about the Inevitability of Reinvestment as Gentrification
Anne B. Shlay, Georgia State University; Christian Noakes, Georgia State University

Community in the Face of Planning: Social Workers as Street-Level Agents of Social Justice
Yinnon Geva, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Gillad Rosen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Housing as a Key to Women's Right to the City
Marie-Eve Desroches, Urban Studies - National Institute of Science Research

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Marie-Eve Desroches

PhD Student, Institut National de Recherche Scientifique
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Yinnon Geva

PhD student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Anne B. Shlay

Georgia State University


Karen Gibson, Portland State University

Associate Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:50am - 12:15pm
Greenway Ballroom-A (2nd Floor)