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Suzanne Speak
The number of homeless people worldwide is estimated to be between 100 million and one billion, depending on how we count them and the definition used. However, little is known about the causes of homelessness or the characteristics of homeless...
Suzanne Speak
This working paper focuses on urban homelessness in Developing Contexts in a context of urban and economic policies which increasingly distance themselves from the poor and marginalise them from the urban arena. It argues that we need to find new...
Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak
This paper describes work in progress by the authors to explore the extent and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries including an assessment of the viability of and need for a globally acceptable definition of homelessness. Its...
Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak
This paper describes work in progress by the authors to explore the extent and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries including an assessment of the viability of and need for a globally acceptable definition of homelessness. Its...
Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak
Public and popular attitudes towards homeless people are important in shaping the way interventions are framed. In general, people and authorities hold quite negative attitudes towards homeless people emphasising their inadequacy and failure, and...
Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak
The number of homeless people worldwide is estimated to be between 100 million and one billion, depending on how we count them and the definition used. However, little is known about the causes of homelessness or the characteristics of homeless...
Suzanne Speak, Graham Tipple
Interventions for homelessness in developing countries are frequently negative and unhelpful. They tend to exist in an environment of hostility, suspicion and apathy towards homeless people. This environment is cultivated and enhanced by negative...
Suzanne Speak, Graham Tipple
In deciding who is housed and who is homeless in developing countries, planners often display muddled thinking, rejecting accommodation which is considered acceptable by its residents. While industrialised nations regard inadequate housing as almost...
Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak
Recent years have seen accelerated globalization growth of South East Asian countries as major centers of manufacturing and information processing. Whilst this stimulates national economies and improves life for some, there remain many millions of...
Volker Busch-Geertsemaa, Dennis Culhane, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
There is no globally agreed definition of homelessness. Even within countries, the topic can be contentious. At the same time, we know we can’t measure and solve a problem we can’t define, so in 2015 IGH made developing shared language on...
Hailey Winetrobe, Suzanne Wenzel, Harmony Rhoades, Benjamin Henwood, Eric Rice, Taylor Harris
Background Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is the leading intervention to end chronic homelessness. Little is known, however, about gender differences, including potential disparities in physical and mental health and social support, that might...