Homelessness in 2030 − Essays on possible futures

Homelessness in 2030 − Essays on possible futures

What will the state of homelessness be in 2030? We asked top experts on homelessness, social policy and poverty from around the world offer up their views on where we are headed.

Y-Foundation Homelessness in 2030 Cover

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We sent the invitation out to 20 researchers and almost everyone said yes. The only guidance for the essays was the title Homelessness in 2030, a word count and an always necessary deadline.

The collection of essays includes a wide range of scenarios: from the optimistic to the dystopian, from the pragmatic to the idealistic, and many more in between.

But one shared idea shines through: inaction is not an option when it comes to the future of homelessness.


Boróka Fehér
Dennis P. Culhane
Eoin O’Sullivan
Freek Spinnewijn
Guy Johnson
Ilkka Taipale
Julien Damon
Lars Benjaminsen
Marcus Knutagård
Maria Ohisalo
Marybeth Shinn
Michele Lancione
Nicholas Pleace
Nóra Teller
Riitta Granfelt
Saija Turunen
Stephen Gaetz
Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Volker Busch-Geertsema

Closing words:

Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing


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