60 minutes | Feb 10th 2020

Homes for All and All for Our Home

What could be more fundamental than the right of every person to a safe and healthy home — whether the place where we sleep each night, or our collective home, our planet? Today, far too many people are struggling to find or keep decent housing. Meanwhile, as climate chaos threatens our shared, planetary home, it turns out that the inefficient, fossil-fueled buildings we live in are a key source of the problem.

In our latest episode, we explore how a Green New Deal for Housing could protect us from the storms to come — and guarantee beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes for all, by rescuing housing from the markets that have so dismally failed us. To figure out how this work, we chat with two of our foremost thinkers on housing: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor [@KeeangaYamahtta] and Daniel Aldana Cohen [@aldatweets]. They’re both impressive experts with a gift for transforming the public debate, and whose work is helping movements connect the dots between housing, climate, and racial justice.

If you're new to this subject, you can start by checking out our animated explainer video on the Green New Deal for Housing.

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