IUSD Lecture: Housing provision for low-skilled immigrants – Case study Muscat, Oman / Shaharin Annisa

The lecture will unpack the theories of migration from its emergence up until the current decade, looking at both classical laws of migration and also diving into the discourse of trans-local and transnationalism and what it entails for the world we live in today.

Furthermore, a brief history of urbanization of the Sultanate of Oman (taken as a case study) and the Gulf States will follow, giving an outlook on the unique land and housing policies that developed over the last four decades in the country. Moving on to looking at various case studies in order to unpack the social and spatial effects of foreign work force, with a special focus on low-skilled immigrants from Bangladesh. Ending with discussion questions such as: What social and spatial patterns can be unveiled from the example? Can a multi-stakeholder model shed a different light to look at the current lack of housing provision for low-skilled immigrant workers?

Date & Time:
Thursday, 2 December 2021
18:00 CET / 21:00 GST
via WebEx

Meeting number: 2732 157 6032
Meeting Password: MuscatStudio21