The Urbanist

Homelessness

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1 August 2019

Episode 407

30 minutes


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It’s estimated that as many as 1.6 billion people around the world lack adequate housing. And despite some serious efforts, urban areas still struggle to find a viable solution to the ongoing crisis. So what can be done? And who are the activists and civic leaders championing change?

1 August 2019

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Chapter 1

Museum of homelessness

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We want to take a step back and try to understand how we got here. Andrew Tuck is joined by Matt and Jess Turtle, the co-founders of the Museum of Homelessness in London.

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Los Angeles

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Authorities estimate that nearly 60,000 people are without permanent shelter on a given night in LA County. Monocle 24’s Carlota Rebelo speaks to housing and homeless advocate Lex Roman about the ongoing crisis and some of the solutions.

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Homeless World Cup

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International sports competitions, such as the Fifa World Cup and the Olympic Games, are powerful tools that can bring people together and break down social barriers. And, while it may not have the same profile, the Homeless World Cup is another event that can be added to that list.

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