Video, Past Event, Urban Issues, Social Justice

The Human Right to Housing and the Vancouver Situation

June 05, 2017

Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, will reflect on the 10 years since he visited Canada to write a report on the situation in Canada. He will talk about important examples that are available internationally that Vancouver can learn from related to its current housing crisis.

Following the talk, Kothari is joined by a local panel of respondents.


Margot Young, professor, Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia
Jean Swanson, Carnegie Community Action Project
Matt Hern, author of What a City Is For: Remaking the Politics of Displacement (2016)
sχɬemtəna:t, St’agid Jaad, Audrey Seigl, environmental and social justice activist, unceded lands of the Musqueam


Miloon Kothari is an architect and internationally recognized human rights advocate. His work has led to the establishment of new global tools and standards for addressing housing and land rights. His work has also influenced housing-rights law and policy-making worldwide. Kothari is the recipient of a 2017 honorary degree from SFU —Doctor of Laws, honoris causa — conferred by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Presented by

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagementand SFU's Urban Studies Program


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