Housing Summit Schedule:
Pre-Summit Activities
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7pm--FILM Class Divide G23 Parran Hall, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (Entrance on Fifth Avenue between N. Bouquet St. and De Soto Street) See flier for more details

Wednesday November 9 4:00 PM ¡Arriba los que luchan! The Triple Nexus of Emerging Housing Struggles in Santiago, Chile Ernesto López-Morales, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of Chile, Associate Researcher at the Centre of studies of Conflict and Social Cohesion (COES). 4217 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center

Wednesday November 9 6:00 PM Book launch and signing, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, Second Edition. Kaufmann Center, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh Housing Summit
Thursday November 10
12:00 noon-2:00 PM **Book panel and discussion with Dr. Mindy Fullilove:** **Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.** Hosted by Pitt's School of Social Work. 2017 Cathedral of Learning (lunch provided)

*NOTE: All plenary sessions will be available live via webcast. Details TBA.

6:30-9:00PM –Opening plenary and reception.120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
"Where is home? How housing instability affects us all" Link to Live/Web stream


Keynote Speaker: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of urban policy and health, The New School. Fullilove has been studying epidemics in poor communities, with a focus on the relationship between urban form and mental well-being. In 2009, she launched a Main Street NJ, a study of the role in Main Streets as social and commercial centers. This study takes her to 100 Main Streets in the US, France, the Netherlands and Japan. She has authored/edited 5 books, including Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.

Friday November 11:
  • 10:30 AM: Press Conference and Rally-Help send off the bus tour and raise awareness of the Summit. Hear from our guest speakers and local housing advocates. Entrance to Posvar Hall @ Bigelow Blvd.
  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Neighborhood Tour--Bus will leave from Pitt campus (See our Guide to Pittsburgh's most impacted neighborhoods)
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Neighborhood tour debriefing/discussion--105 David Lawrence Hall
  • 7:00 PM--“Big Money and Local Lives: Globalization and the Affordable Housing Crisis” Evening plenary & reception, 120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260) Keynote Speakers: Desiree Fields, urban geographer at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Ernesto López-Morales is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Chile in Santiago.Link to Live/Web stream
Saturday November 12
Location: Frick Fine Arts Building (Schenley Drive, across from Main Carnegie Library)
8:00AM- Breakfast/ networking
9:00-10:45 AM “Taking Back the Land: Global Perspectives on Land Reform and the Human Right to Housing” Opening Plenary Panel. Keynote speakers:
Max Rameu, organizer and author of Take Back the Land, Rob Robinson, International Alliance of Inhabitants & National Economic and Social Rights Initiative Link to Live/Web stream



11:00-12:15 Breakout sessions
12:15-1:30 Lunch—Neighborhood/Thematic networking time
1:45-3:00 Afternoon breakout sessions
3:15-4:30PM Closing Panel—“Building Movements for Housing Rights: Global-Local Lessons and Links”