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HSA Conference 2017: “The Precariousness of Housing: (in)equality, (in)security, (in)stability and the growing financialisation of the housing system”

April 5 @ 11:00 am - April 7 @ 2:30 pm

Details

Start:
April 5 @ 11:00 am
End:
April 7 @ 2:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://housing-studies-association.org/

Organizer

Housing Studies Association – Contact Sarah Welsh
Phone:
01904 702165
Email:
events@housing-studies-association.org

Venue

University of York
York, Heslington United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
www.york.ac.uk

HSA’s 2017 Conference Registration now open!

The booking system for delegates to book a place at the 2017 conference at the University of York from Wednesday 5th April – Friday 7th April is now open.

Book Now

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the HSA will be held at 17.00 on Wednesday 5th April 2017, likely to in the usual Plenary Auditorium in the Alcuin Building.

The Twitter feed for the conference is #HSA17 – we look forward to you all making use of this!

For general enquires about the conference please contact Sarah Welsh at Mosaic Events in the first instance (01904 702165 or events@housing-studies-association.org) who will contact the HSA if that is required.

Papers are invited for the Housing Studies Association’s 2017 conference. The conference offers a welcoming platform for academics and practitioners from a wide range of topics and disciplines, including housing, economics, planning, critical geography, social policy, sociology and criminology.

 

During the past decade, the UK has witnessed the inexorable rise of housing as an economic good and with it a growing abandonment of the conceptual meaning of housing as a social good (Rolnik 2013). This growing financialisation of our housing system and the regard for using housing as a key vehicle for wealth generation has brought with it profound changes to conventional beliefs on people’s rights and other social duties. Security of tenure and generational stability are diminishing features of our housing system and there is a growing separation between what has been traditionally seen as a right ‘to establish a home’ and the contemporary focus on people merely having the right ‘to be sheltered’. This HSA conference provides the opportunity to discuss and debate these themes, critically exploring the confluence of housing mobility with economic mobility, and the extent of its variation, not least from devolutionary changes within the UK and pressures beyond.

 

Plenary speakers include:

  • Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian)
  • Shelagh Grant (Housing Forum)
  • Paul Quinn (Circle Housing)
  • Dinah Roake (ATLAS / HCA)
  • Bob Colenutt (Oxford Brookes)
  • David Madden (LSE)
  • Blase Lambert (Confederation of Co-operative Housing)

Call for papers

‘The Precariousness of Housing: (in)equality, (in)security, (in)stability and the growing financialisation of the housing system’

University of York, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th April 2017

 

Papers from academics and practitioners related to the conference themes are welcomed, along with those addressing other aspects of housing policy, practice or theory. Submissions (a title and 200 word abstract) should be emailed to Sarah Payne and Martin Field (s.payne@sheffield.ac.uk) by Friday 3rd February 2017.  (Please note the organisers reserve the right to edit abstracts exceeding the word limit).

 

An Early Career stream will run in parallel with the main conference.  Abstracts for this stream (also 200 words max) should be sent to Richard Dunning and Ryan Powell (r.s.powell@sheffield.ac.uk) by Friday 3rd February 2017.  Early Career delegates will be invited to submit a written paper to be considered for the Valerie Karn Memorial Prize.

 

A number of bursaries, jointly funded by the HSA and Housing Studies Charitable Trust, are available providing financial support for attending the conference.

 

Book a place

Book online or download a hard copy booking form here.

 

*EARLY BIRD RATE if registered by 28 Feb 2017

HSA Member Non-Member
EARLY CAREER (accommodation on campus) £385/*£340 £425/*£385
GENERAL DELEGATES (accommodation in Novotel, York) £455/*£410 £495/*£445
ONE DAY (includes conference dinner) £150 £185
HALF DAY (includes lunch) Please state which day you will be attending:

 

NON-RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE (includes refreshments, lunch and conference dinner)

£110

 

 

£370

£150

 

 

£485

ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION, TUESDAY 4 APRIL £65
PARKING £7.00 per day

HSA members looking at the booking screens will note a few subtle changes in the information that these contain, and in how the conference has needed to be organised this year.

The first change is that the screens are managed by ‘cvent’, the booking system of ‘Mosaic Events’ which is the main organisation that is providing the administrative support for the conference. (Mosaic Events have been commissioned by The Centre for Housing Policy in York to undertake this role, with the full agreement of the HSA.)

The second change to note is that there are not separate screens for ‘Early Career Delegate’ registration distinct from ‘Main Delegate’ registration, as in previous years – all the registrations are being dealt with through the same screens, but with appropriate questions posed for which kind of registration delegates might seek.

The other change that will be evident from the screens are the details about two different venues for the conference accommodation : unfortunately, and for the first time, the University of York is not able to provide all the rooms the HSA would like to use from within its on-campus Halls. This has meant that the HSA has been required to reserve rooms elsewhere in York, and has obtained these at the ‘Novotel’ near the centre of the city.

The off-campus rooms do come at a slightly higher price, so the booking form has been set up to offer Early Career delegates the first opportunity to book rooms at the lower fee (i.e. within Franklin House on campus), should they so wish. It is not obligatory that Early Career delegates do this, and they could certainly choose to book one of the Novotel rooms at the higher fee, however the HSA Committee have wished to be as supportive as possible to those on tight budgets.

Early Career Stream

An Early Career stream will run in parallel with the main conference.

Abstracts for this stream (also 200 words max) should be sent to Richard Dunning and Ryan Powell (r.s.powell@sheffield.ac.uk) by Friday 3rd February 2017.

Early Career delegates will be invited to submit a written paper to be considered for the Valerie Karn Memorial Prize.

More details to follow.

Bursaries

A number of bursaries, jointly funded by the HSA and Housing Studies Charitable Trust, are available to cover Early Career expenses and information on these can be obtained under the HSA Bursaries tab.

Information for Workshop Speakers

Programme info

Venue information

The conference is taking place in the Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC) at the University of York. Lunch will be served in Quarks Restaurant. Further details will be provided in the conference programme.

Conference accommodation is split between Novotel York Centre and at Alcuin College. Details of how to book conference accommodation can be found in the ‘Book a Place’ section of the website.

Contact Details

Conference Organisers: Martin Field and Sarah Payne s.payne@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 6939

Associated papers

Papers will be added after the conference.