Save the date for the Housing Studies Association Autumn Lecture 2017: ‘Rationality, Uncertainty and Social Justice: Addressing the UK Housing Challenge’
Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017, 2.30pm-4.30pm followed by a drinks reception
Location: The University of Sheffield
Professor Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow and Director of the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of Peabody and Chair of the Board of Governors, Sheffield Hallam University.
The UK faces an urgent housing challenge. Major housing transformations seen over the 20th century have been thrown into reverse. Home ownership has slumped in younger and middle aged groups, and the insecure private rented sector has grown rapidly as the social rented sector continues to shrink. The emergence of supply shortages in parts of the UK is linked to problems of access, affordability, rising homelessness and expensive demand-side subsidies. Housing is also associated with new challenges such as climate change and fuel poverty, whilst financialisation has strengthened housing’s relationship with the macro-economy. The ongoing impacts of the Global Financial Crisis are now being negotiated alongside the uncertain impacts of Brexit. Most recently, the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in June have demonstrated in the starkest possible terms the failings of contemporary housing policy. Developing effective policy and practice responses that secure socially just housing outcomes in this uncertain context is the fundamental task facing those involved in the UK housing sector.
We hope you will join us on October 25th to hear our speakers reflect on these issues. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and to network with other HSA members.
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