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Housing in the Global South: Trends and Global Implications

Date & time
Thursday, February 2, 2023
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


As the global South is rapidly urbanizing, urban housing has become both a challenge and a new frontier of financial accumulation. What are the major trends in housing in the global South and their implications?  

In this round table panel discussion, we will unpack significant developments in housing in the global South. The conversation will use housing as an entry to unpack many issues, including housing supply and affordability, financialization of housing, housing and climate change, and narratives of a breakdown of social ties in new forms of settlements. Concordia’s Public Scholar and Ph.D. candidate Hone Mandefro will moderate the discussion. 

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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Prof. Gabriel FauveaudDepartment of Geography and the Center for Asian Studies of the Université de Montréal.

Alison Tshangana, is the Head of Research and Market Intelligence at the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa. With more than ten years of experience in the public sector, her areas of interest include human settlement policies and programmes, inter-governmental finance and public expenditure analysis.

Anteneh Tesfaye Tola is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Technische Universiteit Delft. Before moving to the Netherlands for his Ph.D. studies, Anteneh practiced architecture and planning in Ethiopia since 2006 and lectured at AAU-EiABC since 2008.

Robel Yeshiwas Assefa is the Vice-president of the Ethiopian Urban Planners Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a master’s degree in Housing and Sustainable development from Addis Ababa University. Robel also serves as the Head of the Urban Planning department at MTT Consulting Architects and Engineers firm, a private consulting firm based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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