Ensuring safe, stable and sustainable housing presents an acute challenge for Minnesota communities and policymakers. COVID-19, the global movement for racial justice and the increasing natural disasters associated with climate change have laid bare the major barriers to sustainable development, equity and justice in the U.S. and globally. Housing is no exception, with a crisis of homelessness, housing instability and the need for sustainable housing design at the forefront. In this fourth webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, a panel of community engaged scholars and advocates explore current challenges to fair, equitable and sustainable housing and discuss potential solutions from the perspective of different disciplines and approaches and then discuss how we all can work together across sectors and disciplines toward positive change.
- Colleen McDonald Diouf, Chief Executive Officer, Community University Healthcare Center (CUHCC), University of Minnesota
- Jacob Mans, AIA, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, College of Design, University of Minnesota
- Rachel Wagner, Founder and Owner, through design LLC
- Karen Brown, PhD, Co-Lead UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota
- Katey Pelican, DVM, PhD, Co-Lead UMN Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota
This webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota Sustainable Development Goal Initiative in partnership with the Office for Public Engagement.