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Please visit our website: http://rc43-conference.uva.nl/



THE THEME - ‘Being at home in the housing market’:

 In contemporary societies, the meaning and function of the built environment has been transformed by the intensification and growing volatility of capital accumulation in housing and real estate. With sustained housing commodification in context of declining economic stability, most households have become ever more sensitive to the status of their homes as exchange goods and consider their respective housing market positions as central to their chances of security or future prosperity.
This conference explores the dynamic interaction between homes and (housing) markets over time and across different socio-economic contexts. There are various ways of thinking about the idea of ‘being at home’ in this regard. First are the connections between homes as places, spaces and objects of family and social life, as well as housing commodities that circulate on, and are subject to, fickle and dispassionate markets. Second is the significance of the shift from pre- to post-crisis conditions and how the housing market has been experienced in different cities, regions and countries. In Europe and North America, for example, this is a distinction that not only marks out a fundamental economic reorientation but also cultural, socio-political and even family and generational transitions. In Latin America and East Asia by contrast, housing has not been so interwoven with recent global economic crises, albeit with housing commodification still deeply embedded with social change.


KEYNOTE AND PLENARY SPEAKERS

Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ray Forrest, City University of Hong Kong
Manuel Aalbers, Leuven University, Belgium
Susan J. Smith, Cambridge University, UK
Fulong Wu, Bartlett School, University College London, UK
Ben Huat Chua, National University of Singapore
Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota, USA
Seong-Kyu Ha, Chung-Ang University,  Seoul, South Korea



THE CALL


The RC43 encourages cross-disciplinary debate and welcomes housing research papers from all social science disciplines. We invite both panel sessions proposals and individual abstracts related to the following sub-themes:
  • The social and cultural implications of housing markets 
  • The political economy of housing and home
  • Housing policy responses and the crisis
  • Comparative contexts: diversity, variety and/or convergence
  • Housing, policy and society
  • Family, housing, and (inter)generational issues
  • Citizenship, ex/inclusion and participation
  • The structural crises of housing markets



 SCHEDULE

January 19th 2013 - Deadline for abstracts and panel session proposals

January 31st 2013 - Confirmation of acceptance/Registration opens

May 18th 2013 - End of 'early bird' registration prices


June 26th 2013 - Submission of full paper

July 8th 2013 - PhD Student Pre-Conference

July 9th 2013 - Urban China Seminar

July 10th to 12th 2013 RC43 Conference

 
Abstract submissions and other inquiries may be sent to:
RC43-2013-fmg@uva.nl


The research committee on Housing and the Built Environment is an international association founded in 1978 to provide a forum for promoting research and communication among housing researchers
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  • the international organization for housing and built environment researchers
  • the global link for researchers from all disciplines
  • the networking link among and between researchers, policy analysts and NGO staff
  • the most recent RC43 conference brought together 350 researchers, policy analysts and NGO actors from 40 countries for 4 days in Toronto

For a list of papers presented at the
ISA World Congress, RC43 Sessions
Durban, July 2006, click here


The Research Committee had its origins thirty years ago in sessions held at the Uppsala Congress in 1974 and has organized sessions on housing-related topics at each subsequent World Congress of Sociology. In addition, it conducts biennial international conferences and also has sponsored a number of smaller regional meetings. Past venues include Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Prague, Montreal, Beijing, Nairobi, Budapest, and Alexandria (USA).

Members come from an array of disciplines including sociology, geography, political science, economics, planning and public policy. RC43 is not an association of sociologists but a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with a focus on housing and the built environment. The topics of housing and the built environment do not belong to any one discipline.

Membership in RC43 is global, covering every continent and more than 30 countries. Contacts between group members have led to mutual visits, guest lectures, and collaboration in research and practice.

Given its long history and excellent reputation, the International Sociological Association serves as an appropriate home for scholars focused on the many aspects of housing and the built environment.

The committee on Housing and the Built Environment became a formal Research Committee of the ISA in 1990.

The objectives of RC43 are:

To create an international community among scholars in the field of housing and the built environment;

To promote the development of social science theory and research on housing and the built environment;

To contribute to informed decisions regarding intervention in and invention of housing and the built environments supportive of human needs.

The University of Toronto's Centre for Urban and Community Studies, host of the 2004 ISA RC43 conference, is pleased to serve as the home of the website for the Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment.

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RC43 is the
INTERNATIONAL
organization for
housing researchers

There are other national and regional housing research organizations.

The mandate of RC43
is to be the global
link for researchers
from all disciplines.

The June 2004 RC43 Toronto Conference brought together 350 researchers, policy analysts and NGO actors from 40 countries for 4 days.

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Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Cyprus/Turkey
Egypt
The research committee on Housing and the Built Environment is an international association founded in 1978 to provide a forum for promoting research and communication among housing researchers
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovenia
South Africa
Switzerland
Taiwan
U.K.
United Arab Emirates
U.S.

·The social and cultural implications of housing markets 
·The political economy of housing and home
·Housing policy responses and the crisis
·Comparative contexts: diversity, variety and/or convergence
·Housing, policy
·The social and cultural implications of housing markets 
·The political economy of housing and home
·Housing policy responses and the crisis
·Comparative contexts: diversity, variety and/or convergence
·Housing, policy and society
·Family, housing, and (inter)generational issues
·Citizenship, ex/inclusion and participation
·The structural crises of housing markets
and society
·Family, housing, and (inter)generational issues
·Citizenship, ex/inclusion and participation
·The structural crises of housing markets

     
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