Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2376H1F L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL476H1F L0101

Topics in Public Policy

Housing Policy in Canada and the US


This course explores the development and evolution of housing policy in Canada and the United States. To more fully understand the context in which housing policy developed, we also look at the broader welfare state design in Canada and the US. We pay particular attention to housing policy has affected contemporary issues such as homelessness, inequality, segregation, and gentrification. This course takes a distinctly urban look at these issues and draws on historic sources but also very new literature published in 2016 and 2017.



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