Education under the Urban Housing, Equity and Social Justice thematic area
The MSc specialisation addresses topics like: inequality, informality and injustice; equitable access to housing, affordable housing, housing needs and settlement planning, rights and development-based approaches to housing.
UHES is involved in various short courses:
- UHES is prominent within the postgraduate studies, offering a course on Developing Social Housing Projects, which focuses on the development of social housing project proposals that define designs and plans, financial instruments, management structure and the institutional set-up.
- Secondly, UHES is involved in the Urban Heritage Strategies (UHS) tailor-made course. This course provides knowledge on the complex relationship between urban development and heritage management and it is mainly focused on skills training.
- Lastly, UHES has been involved in various refresher courses, in Myanmar, The Philippines, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Thailand and Namibia. IHS (UHES) alumni can propose topics for refresher courses to the UHES team.
Specialists in the urban housing area offer supervision and guidance to doctoral candidates who are interested in doing research on the issues and challenges regarding housing. They are able to offer vast input, drawing from their expertise and experience on housing in the Global South, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.