05/15/2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
National Public Housing Museum
625 North Kingsbury Street
IL 60654
The University of Chicago and The National Public Housing Museum

Join for a roundtable discussion on housing policy, race, and racism in the age of Trump. The event will bring together Chicago’s housing, research, and activist communities for a conversation about housing as a human right, in an era of populism and disinvestment in public housing policy and infrastructure. Glyn Robbins is author of There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK, which describes how trans-Atlantic housing policy is converging around a pro-business consensus that’s intensifying the need for housing and the effects of social inequality. Based on field-research in eight US cities, Dr. Robbins discusses how the battles of working class communities in the US to save their homes are mirrored by the UK experience. These issues assume greater resonance in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump and the Grenfell Tower disaster. The panelists will look comparatively at the US and the UK, with particular attention to the public housing context in Chicago.

Featuring author Glyn Robbins, There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK

Moderated by Rob Chaskin, Professor & Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration


  • Ianna Kachoris Ori – Director, Strategy, Research Initiatives and Philanthropic Partnerships, UChicago Office of Civic Engagement
  • Janet Smith – Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, UIC
  • Robert Smith – Associate Director, National Public Housing Museum

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