Social Housing is Just [a] Right
GSA Research

Event Type:

Research Week


Reid Auditorium, Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street


19 Apr 2016
16:00 -



Transatlantic Session
part of GSA Research Week 2016

Social Housing is Just [a] Right

Event info

Transatlantic Sessions:
Social Housing is Just [a] Right

Tuesday 19 April 2016

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Over the past 100 years, Scotland and the United States have used a number of different approaches to meeting the shelter needs of households unable to participate in the housing market. In not a few cases, those approaches have been seen as ”failures” within 20 to 30 years. On both sides of the Atlantic we are in a period of huge demand for additional affordable housing resources at a time when many older properties need significant regeneration. 

What have we learned? What can we teach each other? How do we avoid reactive responses that fail within a generation? How do we build affordable homes that we might be proud to celebrate on their 50th anniversary?


Jim Stockard
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
GSA Fulbright Distinguished Scholar 2015/16

Jim Stockard studied Architecture at Princeton University and City + Regional Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was Curator of the Loeb Fellowship at GSD for 17 years and continues to teach courses in housing and urbanism at the school. 

Jim's professional work has been focused on affordable housing. He served on the board of the Cambridge Housing Authority for 40 years, was the Special Master for the Washington, DC Housing Authority and served as the Principal Investigator for the congressionally-mandated Public Housing Operating Cost Study. 


Brian Evans
Professor of Urbanism+Landscape, Mackintosh School of Architecture
Glasgow Urban Laboratory

Brian Evans is currently Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at The Glasgow School of Art in the UK. He has over 30 years of experience in practice, research and public service pioneering ecological urbanism in numerous cities in over 20 countries on three continents. He is the principal author of the Habitat III Regional Report on the UNECE.


This event is part of GSA Research Week 2016. Running from 18th - 22nd April, the week comprises a range of talks and events showcasing research and researchers at The Glasgow School of Art - all welcome.