Financialisation and housing

Within Living Rent, we want to understand the housing system in order to change it. 

This session will investigate how a fundamental human need – shelter – has been transformed into an object of speculation dominated by banks, real estate companies and financial institutions. We will look at how Scotland has been affected by these global trends, from the marketisation of public housing to the urban redevelopment projects transforming our cities. 

As money moves across the world in search of profits from land and property, local communities are suffering the consequences: housing insecurity, debt, evictions, homelessness, rising rents, the sell off of public housing, and gentrification. The session will examine how the union’s everyday fights connect to this global system, and how we can target the actors responsible, from local governments to multinational companies.

Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation, you can see the next training sessions on the website.

  • November 28, 2020 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Online- Zoom
  • 22 people are going
  • Sonja Coquelin
22 RSVPS
Stuart Ramsey Michael Drax Georgina Pringle Daniel Lambe Kenneth Venters Meg Bishop Lesedi Vine Muireann Crowley Katie Malone Aimée Corinne Ottroh Tom Robinson Andrew Kellard Sarah Bernstein Nikki Barnett Gillian Foy Robert Humphrey Helen Richardson Alex Macphail Avril Cuthbert Kate Morgan Kirsty McCarter

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