HOUSING FUTURES: TRANSFORMING LIVING, CHANGING LIVES The Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2015,

The Australian Housing Researchers Conference is an important conference for all housing researchers in Australia and New Zealand.

The conference provides an essential opportunity for housing researchers to exchange their theoretical and empirical research with other researchers from a wide range of disciplines, and from academic, government and non-government sectors. It is open to all researchers concerned with housing affordability and homelessness, housing policy and planning, housing economics, housing sustainability, and regional, national and international housing markets. As well as established researchers, the input and participation of early career researchers is especially welcome.

This is the 8th conference and the first time it has been held in the island state of Tasmania.

Conference Theme: In the second decade of the 21st century, the future of housing is precarious. The continuing crisis in housing affordability is an important contributor to the growth in inequality that is occurring globally. Population growth, urbanisation, migration and climate change are creating pressures to plan for housing in a way that reduces the burden on infrastructure and improves energy efficiency. How the state and markets respond to these challenges shapes the intersection between citizens and the housing environment, and changes how people live their lives. The AHRC 2015 Conference – Housing Futures, Transforming Living, Changing Lives - will address the problems and solutions to these issues. We invite both theoretical and policy oriented papers from across the social sciences that explore the complex social, economic and political issues in housing today and what these mean for our housing futures.

Keynote Speakers: We are delighted to announce that the conference keynote speakers are

  • Professor Ray Forrest, City University of Hong Kong,
  • Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt, University,Scotland
  • Professor Laurence Murphy, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract Registration: Abstracts for presentations of twenty minutes, followed by ten minutes discussion, in concurrent sessions are sought. Please include the following information:

  • Title (25 word maximum) Presenter
  • Co-Authors
  • Affiliations
  • Email address for correspondence
  • Abstracts should be a maximum length of 300 words.

Queries: All queries about the conference should be addressed to Assoc Prof Daphne Habibis, d.habibis [at] utas.edu.au