Symposium on Housing, inclusion, and social equity: A global perspective

  • November 30, 2015 • 8 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Brookings Institution

Many nations face the challenge of promoting social inclusion and economic opportunity.  Patterns of housing development impact the distribution of life changes and prospects for greater social equity.  Are there lessons from around the world for public policy that can be learned from each other?  Which countries have put in place policies that are improving mobility?  What can be done better?

The Symposium on Housing, Inclusion and Social Equity: A global Perspective, co-organized by the Brookings Institution, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University and the National University of Singapore, aims to better understand international policies and practices of housing inclusion by bringing together political leaders, scholars and others with important perspectives to offer.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore was the featured keynote speakers, sharing insights on how Singapore uses housing policy and urban planning as levers for stability and social inclusion. Other key policy examples come from the United Kingdom, India and the United States.

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