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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
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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 and GENERAL DELEGATES (accommodation on campus) £385/*£340 £425/*£385
ONE DAY (includes conference dinner)  £150  £185
HALF DAY (includes lunch) Please state which day you will be attending: £110 £150
NON-RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE (includes refreshments, lunch and conference dinner) £370 £485
ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION, TUESDAY 4 APRIL (4 rooms available) £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

#hsa17

Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2017  – FINAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday 5th April 2017

8.00– 9.00am On Campus Residential delegates only – Breakfast at Quarks, National Science Learning Centre
10.00am Registration opens

ARRC Foyer

12:00-1:30pm Lunch

Quarks Restaurant, National Science Learning Centre

1:45pm Introduction to the conference   Auditorium, ARC/014 – Sarah Payne, Housing Studies Association
2:00– 3:30pm Plenary session 1: “Housing, Financialisation and the 21st Century”

Auditorium, ARC/014 Chair: David Manley, Housing Studies Association

Oliver Wainwright (Journalist, The Guardian)

Shelagh Grant (Chief Executive, The Housing Forum)

3:30– 4:00pm Tea and coffee in ARRC Foyer
4:00- 5:30pm Workshop 1a

Instability and Homeownership

Room ARC/010

Heather ROLLWAGEN

Housing crisis or boom? Examining the conversation around homeownership in Toronto’s “hot” housing market

 

Lan DENG, Eric SEYMOUR, Margaret DEWAR, June THOMAS

Saving Strong Neighbourhoods from the Destruction of Mortgage Foreclosures: The Impact of Community Based Efforts in Detroit

Alison WALLACE

Does US style homeownership education and counselling have a role to play in the UK?

 

Workshop 1b

Insecurity and Social Housing

Room B111/112

Guy DALY, Kevin GULLIVER

An exploration of the extent to which social housing tenants constitute members of a ‘precariat class’?

Ian WILSON

Universal Credit and the affordability of social housing

Mark STEPHENS

Social Rented Housing In The (Dis)United Kingdom

Workshop 1c

Insecurity and Homelessness 1

Room A019/020

 

Ross MORRIS

My choice, not somebody else’s: Homeless people’s experiences of the private rented sector

 

Steven COOK

Taking it to the Streets: a comparative analysis of violent victimization and homeless youth in Toronto

Beth WATTS, Suzanne FITZPATRICK, Sarah JOHNSON

Controlling homeless people? Power, interventionism and legitimacy

 

Workshop 1d

Financialisation and Housing Systems 1

Room ARC/109

 

Keith JACOBS

Financialization and housing: more myth than reality?

 

 

Hal PAWSON, Kath HULSE, Bill RANDOLPH

Analysing Australia’s private rental investment boom

 

Duncan BOWIE

Taxation and Housing Policy

 

 

 

 

Early Careers EC1a

Place, space and sub-division

ARC/112

 

Thibault LE CORRE

When financial stakeholders make the rules: the spatial analysis of housing markets in Paris metro area before and after the crisis.

 

Dominic AITKEN

Advice Services to Facilitate Healthy Ageing in Place: Developing System Trust

Mandy LEUNG KA MAN

What are the rent determinants of the sub-divided units in Hong Kong?

 

6.00- 7.00pm Housing Studies Association AGM, Auditorium, ARC/014
7:30pm Drinks and dinner in Quarks Restaurant, National Science Learning Centre (Bar open from 7.00pm)

 

Thursday 6th April 2017

8.00– 9.00am On Campus Residential delegates only – Breakfast at Quarks, National Science Learning Centre
09:30-11.00am Workshop 2a

Financialisation and Housing Systems 2

ARC/010

 

Ian COLE, Desiree FIELDS, Stewart SMYTH

Meet the New Boss?: Credit rating Agencies and the Financialisation of Housing Associations in England

 

Anita BLESSING,

Nicola MORRISON

Financialization and its countertendencies: Institutional investment and

reinvestment in affordable rental housing

 

Patrick GALLAGHER

Variegated Financialisation: Irish and Danish Housing Finance 1985-2015

Workshop 2b

Insecurity and Homelessness 2

Room B111/112

 

Suzanne FITZPATRICK, Hal PAWSON, Beth WATTS

Monitoring homelessness in the UK: trends and policy developments since 2011

 

Aslan TANEKENOV

Orphan’s homelessness issue in Kazakhstan

 

Francesca ALBANESE, Ben SANDERS

An examination of the scale and impact of assertive and enforcement interventions on street homeless people in England and Wales

 

 

Workshop 2c

Inequality and Migration

A019/020

 

Luciana LANG, Melanie LOMBARD

The experience of precarity: Housing needs and aspirations among low-paid migrant workers in Manchester

 

Jie CHEN, Wei WANG

Economic incentive and settlement intentions of rural migrants: Counterfactual analysis approach for the case of China

 

Jo RICHARDSON

Housing Mobility or Mobile Homes? The Precarious case of Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation

Early Careers EC2a

Legitimising Home

ARC/109

 

Chris DEVANY

‘Hidden NEETs’ and the importance of home

 

Gina ZAPPIA

Uncertain and Insecure: The State of Dwelling for Women Who are Long-Term Renters in Australia’s Home Owner Nation.

 

Chris PARKER

Lived Experiences of ‘Choice’, ‘Control’ and ‘Success’ in Housing First

 

 

 

 

11.00-11:30am Tea and coffee in ARRC Foyer
11:30-1:00pm

 

Plenary session 2: ”Responding to the effects of ‘financialisation’ in the housing sector”

Auditorium, ARC/014 Chair: Professor Jo Richardson, Centre for Comparative Housing Research, De Montfort University

Dinah Roake (Atlas Team, Homes and Communities Agency, until 31.3.17)

Paul Quinn (Director of Merton Regeneration, Clarion Housing Group)

Bob Colenutt (Research Associate, Oxford Brookes University)

1.00-2:00pm Lunch in Quarks Restaurant, National Science Learning Centre
2.00-3:30pm Workshop 3a

Housing Policy and Precarity 1

ARC/010

 

Kenneth GIBB, Duncan MACLENNAN

Brexit and Housing – Evidence Review, Policy Challenge and Research Agenda

 

David CLAPHAM

Evaluating Housing Policy in the post­liberal era

 

Tony MANZI

Governing the Precariat: Instability, Inequality and Incentivisation in Housing Policy

 

Workshop 3b

Insecurity and Welfare

B111/112

 

Anna CLARKE

Precariousness and insecurity in London: The role of welfare cuts in causing the exodus of London’s poor

 

Amy CLAIR

Right to Buy? Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Home Purchase on Health, Financial Situation and Psychological Well-Being Among Different Types of Purchasers

 

Ben PATTISON

Testing the limits of home ownership? The Right to Buy and housing associations in England

 

Workshop 3c

Insecurity and Homelessness 3

A019/020

 

Glen BRAMLEY, Suzanne FITZPATRICK, Filip SOSENKO

Mapping the ‘hard edges’ of poverty in England: adults involved in

homelessness, substance misuse and offending

 

Daniel MCCULLOCH

Rough sleeping in policy and practice: more than ‘chaos’ and ‘undeservingness’?

 

Adam STEPHENSON

Lost worlds of welfare: ‘local homeless systems’ in England

 

Workshop 3d

Instability and financial strategies

ARC/109

 

Adriana Michaela SOAITA, Beverley Ann SEARLE,

Debt Amnesia

 

Martin FIELD,

Assessing the impact of the Housing White Paper on ‘the broken market’

 

Early Careers EC3a

The precariousness of housing: financialization

ARC/112

 

Glenn Lauren MOORE, Engelbert STOCKHAMMER What drives household indebtedness in OECD countries? A macroeconomic empirical clarification.

 

Reyhaneh SHOJAEI,

Exploring a way to growing financialisation of our housing system

 

Soryah MCLAUGHLAN-HAGGARTY

Releasing the Beast: Government policy and the financialization of housing markets

 

3.30-4.00pm Tea and coffee in ARRC Foyer
4.00-5:30 pm Workshop 4a

Housing Policy and Precarity 2

ARC/010

 

Helen TAYLOR

Policy and precariousness; what are people able to do and be?

 

Emma ORMEROD, Julia HESLOP

The Socio-Political Construction of the Housing Crisis: Never let a good crisis go to waste

 

Richard DUNNING, Aidan WHILE; Hannah HICKMAN

Housing pressure in the suburbs: soft densification and neosuburbanization

 

Workshop 4b

Instability and Social Housing

B111/112

 

Pete REDMAN

Precarious Social Housing – Pay to Stay or fixed term tenancies?

 

Emma POWER, Tegan BERGAN

Markets, care and social housing

 

Ian COLE, David ROBINSON

The Unexpected Resilience of Social Housing in England: Challenging Narratives of Decline

 

Workshop 4c

Instability and The Generations

A019/020

 

Vikki MCCALL, Louise MCCABE, Alasdair RUTHERFORD, Feifei BU, Mike WILSON

Housing, dementia and the third sector: Exploring the role of volunteers in supporting security and stability for people living with dementia throughout the housing system

 

Jennifer HOOLACHAN, Kim MCKEE

Inter-Generational Housing Inequalities

 

Friederike ZIEGLER, Sarah PAYNE, Malcolm TAIT

Developer perspectives on the future of housing in later life

 

Early Careers EC4a

Neoliberal housing: an unstable welfare basis

ARC/109

 

Hollie JONES, Simon WILLIAMS, Chris ELLIOTT, Nicky SHAW

How Has The Neoliberal Governance Of Housing Policy Affected The Ability To Meet The Needs Of Social Housing Tenants?

 

Rosie SMITH

Home Ownership across Europe: Exploring the links between housing assets and attitudes to wider social welfare.

 

Jellina DAVIES

Implementing the Benefit Cap: Local Housing Officials’ Identities and Service Delivery in London.

 

Early Careers EC4b

The insecurity of homeless women

ARC/112

 

Jennifer GALBRAITH,

An exploration of migrant women’s experiences of homelessness within the UK.

 

Philippa WATKIN

Understanding Keyworker Responses to Young Homeless Women Who Drink while in Supported Accommodation

 

Kathryn MUIR

All snakes and no ladders: The experience of forced moves and evictions at the lower end of the UK housing market

 

 

6.30 pm

 

6.45pm

Bus for on campus residents departs North Car Park (outside National Science Learning Centre) for the King’s Manor (returning at 11pm)

Bus departs from Novotel York for the King’s Manor (returning at 11pm)

7.30pm Conference reception and dinner (The King’s Manor, York).  Presentation of the Valerie Karn Memorial Prize.

Pre-Dinner Speaker : Ian Cole (Sheffield Hallam University)

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ineffable – scattered reflections on thirty years of joyful toil in the field of housing studies’

Friday 7th April 2017

8.00– 9.00 am On Campus Residential delegates only – Breakfast in Quarks Restaurant, National Science Learning Centre
9:30-11.00am Workshop 5a

International Perspectives

ARC/010

 

Xukun ZHANG

The evolving regulations of illegal housing in urban renewal practice: case study of Y project in Shenzhen

 

Zeynep ARSLAN

The Economic Risks of Growing Financialization of Turkish Housing System

 

Adriana Michaela SOAITA, Caroline DEWILDE

A cluster analysis of path-dependent changes in the housing systems of 11 post-communist EU states

Workshop 5b

Instability and Social Change

B111/112

 

Rory COULTER, Michael THOMAS, Clara MULDER

A new look at the housing consequences of partnership dissolution in Britain

 

Karen CROUCHER, Alison DYKE, Linzi LADLOW and Deborah QUILGARS

Housing and Life Experiences: the role of housing in preventing, mitigating, and reducing poverty in a dynamic housing market context

 

Lindsey MCCARTHY

Homeless women, material objects and the making of ‘home’

Workshop 5c

Housing Policy and Precarity 3

A019/A020

 

Charles O’NEILL

Houses in multiple occupation in Northern Ireland

 

Ngai Ming YIP

Housing Activism in urban China: struggle against the neoliberal housing regime and the quest for autonomy

 

Simon WILLIAMS, Nicky SHAW

How can advances in smartphone app technology address inequalities in the social housing sector?

 

Workshop 5d

Inequality and Renting

ARC/109

 

Joe CRAWFORD

The Right to Rent? Immigration, discrimination and state crafting

 

Christina BEATTY, Ryan POWELL

Local Housing Allowance Across Tenures: Lessons from the private rented sector for the social rented sector on the precarious housing situation of under 35 year olds

 

Amy CLAIR, Charles RAHAL

The Availability and Affordability of Private Rented Housing in Great Britain: a computational analysis of rental listings

 

Early Careers EC5a

Choice, power and crime whilst homeless

ARC/112

 

Sinan AKUYZ

An alternative perspective to redevelopment of squatter settlements in Ankara

 

Regina SERPA,

Exploring Migrant Homelessness: Narratives of Survival, Freedom and Opportunity

 

 

Matthew HOWELL

Exploring the Impact of Crime on Young Homeless People: A Young Person’s Perspective.

 

11.00-11:30am Tea and coffee in ARRC Foyer
11:30-1.00pm Plenary session 3: “Can the financialisation of the housing sector be challenged?”

Auditorium, ARC/014 Chair: Beth Watts, incoming Chair, Housing Studies Association

David Madden (Associate Professor, London School of Economics)

Blase Lambert (Chief Exec, Confederation of Co-operative Housing)

1.00-2:00pm Lunch in Quarks Restaurant, National Science Learning Centre
2:00pm Conference closes

 

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.