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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”

5 April 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7 April 2017 @ 2:30 pm

HSA’s 2017 Conference

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)


Presentation Shelagh Grant


5 April 2017 @ 11:00 am
7 April 2017 @ 2:30 pm
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Housing Studies Association – Contact Sarah Welsh
01904 702165


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