Tag: Pivot

The Financialization of Housing: Multi-Family Rentals in Edmonton

Like all communities across Canada, Edmonton has a housing problem. And despite many best efforts, this crisis only continues to worsen. How can we best understand and fix this issue of (in)access to adequate housing? The key to understanding and effectively addressing our housing crisis is to take a human rights approach (UNHRC 2019). One […]

The Financialization of Housing: What Is It?

How can we understand the financialization of housing? What does it mean? And can this help us make sense of our current housing crisis? Like all communities across Canada, Edmonton has a housing problem. And despite many best efforts, this crisis only continues to worsen. How can we best understand and fix this issue of […]

Pivot Progress Report & Upcoming Final Pivot Event

Making the Pivot: Designing Participatory Action Research for Housing Justice in Edmonton, Alberta BackgroundLike water, food, education and healthcare, adequate housing is essential to human dignity and wellbeing and is therefore a human right. This was recognized nearly 75 years ago in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, in Article 25, that:  Everyone […]

Takeaways from Making the Pivot Part 1: Taking action to secure the right to adequate housing in Edmonton

This first virtual workshop was intended to develop some shared understanding of key concepts (equity, inclusion, and justice), establish guidelines for brave spaces in the conversations going forward, and reflect on our own social positions and relative access and power. Key Concepts Equality vs. Equity Image Source:https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/visualizing-health-equity.html Equity ensures that everyone has what they need […]

Pivot Invitation

We are excited to begin our (pilot) Pivot process and are seeking a diverse group of 40 – 60 individuals to join us. We are pleased to inviteā€¦    First Voice Advocates / Individuals with Lived Experience aiming for at least 50% of all participants Academics Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers, PhD Candidates/Students, Masters Students, Undergraduate Students & […]