Kieran Rose - a life of activism and city planning

Kieran Rose is a man who has had two passions driving his life, urban design and planning and human rights, particularly rights for the LGBTQ community in Ireland. He hails from Cork himself but works as a city planner with Dublin City Council while campaigning and fighting for rights and was a founder of GLEN the Gay Lesbian Equality Network in 1988.

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Eoin Carroll Housing Researcher on the Right to Housing

Eoin Carroll is a housing researcher with 13 years experience working with the Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice in Dublin's city centre. Eoin has just moved to a new role as Policy and Public Affairs Officer with EXTERN, an NGO working with marginalised people including the homeless. Helen Shaw met Eoin for the podcast in Mountjoy Square, in the heart of northside city Dublin, just before his move to the new job to talk about Eoin's work and his take on the need for a formal right to housing and shelter and how he sees Government policy shaping the housing environment we have in Ireland.

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Jeanette Lowe - an artist capturing disappearing and invisible communities in the city

Jeanette Lowe is an artist and photographer who, in her work, has become an archivist for what she calls 'invisible' communities living in Dublin city. She grew up in Drimnagh and her mother was reared in Pearse House, off Pearse Street, one of the iconic 1930s and 40s corporation complexes which were designed by Herbert Simms - the city planner behind so many of the public housing developments in that period. Today Pearse House and its neighbouring complex Markievicz House are threatened with demolition.

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Eoin O'Mahony on why Dublin is a tale of two cities

Dr Eoin O'Mahony is a Fellow in the School of Geography in UCD, an urban geographer with a strong sense of the need for social change. Helen Shaw met up with Eoin in Smithfield, once Dublin's horse market and now a shiny plaza of private apartment blocks, an art cinema, cafes and restaurants.

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Tony Fahey on the causes of the housing crisis

Dr. Tony Fahey is a social scientist, a former researcher and author with the ESRI, the Economic Social Research Institute and a emeritus professor at UCD in social policy. Helen Shaw sat down with him to explore why housing policy has failed in Ireland to meet the needs and demands of the country and what are the factors at play behind the housing crisis. For Tony Fahey finance is at the heart of the problem and he traces it to the fiscal crisis in the 1980s. www.esri.ie/people/tony-fahey

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Joe Brady walks us through the history of Marino

Dr Joe Brady is an urban geographer at UCD with a passion for cities, particularly hometown Dublin City, and he is an expert in the history of housing in Dublin. Producer Helen Shaw took Joe back to Marino, not far from where he grew up, and where her grandparents moved, from the Dublin tenements in 1932. How could Dublin City Council build a mini garden city of social housing in the 20s and 30s and why is Dublin struggling to meet its housing challenge today?

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Michaela Kauer

In the busy café facing Vienna's City Hall This is Where We Live producer Helen Shaw gets to catch up with Michaela Kauer who runs the Vienna House in Brussels representing the City of Vienna and its interests in Brussels and the EU. Michaela is a public advocate for the housing policy of Vienna and Vienna leads globally in public housing strategy. Helen met Michaela during the Housing for All conference in Vienna, connecting housing stories across Europe.

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Leilani Farha - Is Housing the battle ground of the 21st Century?

UN Special Rapporteur for Housing Leilani Farha talks about her impression of Dublin's housing crisis and her movement 'The Shift', which offers a new global perspective on housing: those who are homeless and inadequately housed must be treated as human rights claimants and key actors must implement the right to adequate housing in a new urban rights agenda. Helen Shaw interviewed Leilani Farha at the Vienna Housing for All conference hosted by the City of Vienna December 4-5 2018.

www.unhousingrapp.org/the-shift

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Dr Orna Rosenfeld on trends in European housing policy

Dr Orna Rosenfeld is an international housing expert and chatted with Helen Shaw about trends in housing policy for This is Where We Live during the recent Housing For All conference in Vienna, December 2018.
Dr. Orna Rosenfeld is a housing adviser to the European Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and international development banks financing housing. She is adjunct professor at Sciences Po – Paris Institute of Political Sciences in Paris and and alumna of the University of Westminster in London.

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Karin Ramser Director of Vienna's Community Housing

Karin Ramser, Director of the City of Vienna’s Community Housing (Wiener Wohnen) talks about Vienna's history of social and public housing (Gemeindebau) and how it's seen as a social good, and an integral part of the city's approach to creating a just, equitable and peaceful community.

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Hugh Brennan CEO, O Cualann Cohousing, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin

Hugh Brennan runs O Cualann Cohousing Alliance and builds affordable houses in an innovative way, producing high quality homes for people who buy at affordable levels to their income using a cooperative model. Producer Helen Shaw met Hugh at his latest project in Baile na Laochra, Poppintree, Ballymun and got an insight into how it works. Visit the project here www.ocualann.ie/poppintree.html. The development is side by side with both 100% private and social housing in an area close to IKEA off the M50.

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Dr Joe Brady - How could we build Marino in 1920s Dublin and not today

Dr Joe Brady is an urban geographer at UCD with a passion for cities, particularly hometown Dublin City, and he is an expert in the history of housing in Dublin. Producer Helen Shaw took Joe back to Marino, not far from where he grew up, and where her grandparents moved, from the Dublin tenements in 1932. How could Dublin City Council build a mini garden city of social housing in the 20s and 30s and why is Dublin struggling to meet its housing challenge today? 

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