Category Archives: Housing Studies

Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) Receives Fellowship to Study Portuguese

Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to study Portuguese. He'll use the award to prepare for his eventual study abroad researching favelas (poor shanty towns) in Brazil. Rebolledo, who also has minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish, will pursue the fellowship during the 2012-2013 school year."I want to learn Portuguese so that I can eventually learn more about [Brazil's] ongoing destruction of the favelas (or poor shanty towns) in preparation for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016," says Rebolledo. "This is an immediately pressing human rights issue about housing policy: the poor are being evicted from their homes so that the growing economy of Brazil can…

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Jeff Crump (Housing Studies) Presents at the Association of American Geographers

Jeff Crump, Associate Professor of Housing Studies, presented "The Scandalous Alleys of Capitalism: Engels and the U.S. Housing Crisis" at the recent Association of American Geographers meeting in New York City. His work was part of a series of sessions celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Fredrich Engels article on "The Housing Question". The Housing Studies program teaches students about shelter and its multiple dimensions, focusing on skills that will allow students to contribute to the housing field. Coursework in the program includes the social and behavioral sciences, public policy, planning, economics, and technology.You can find more information about the program here….

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