Hidden Cities is a podcast about the invisible infrastructure that shapes our urban spaces and experiences.

Series 1 of Hidden Cities focuses on housing affordability. In each episode, an expert explains how a policy or economic approach impacts housing affordability, to make these often complex policies understandable. 

Production: Miriam McGarry
Executive Production: OFFICE 
Audio Editor: Sam Morgan 
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FINANCIALISATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS 







Are investors really going to think residential real estate is a sure bet in a pandemic, with a global recession? But the bottom line is, people need a place to live. And most households will pay their rent before anything else...So it will  continue to be a good investment, post pandemic, despite the recession. And that's really scary.
Leilani Farha

Expert
Leilani Farha is the Global Director of The Shift, and between 2014-2020 was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. 

Overview 
In her role as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha explored the role of housing financialisation in the wake of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. This episode investigates the link between housing rights and human rights, and the global finanical instruments that threaten them. 

Resources
PUSH - The Film and Podcast 
The Shift