2019 Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference (AHRC) Call for Abstracts
We are proud to announce that the AHURI Research Centre at UniSA will be co-hosting the Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference together with the University of Adelaide from 6 - 8 February, 2019. Registrations will open shortly and there is a call for abstracts open on the conference website, available at:
Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and the submission deadline is 30 November 2018, 11.59pm CST. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our research centre's administration, or contact the conference secretariat directly via the above linked web address.
AHURI Research Centre News Update
Congratulations to all the researchers from UniSA who have applied for funding in the AHURI National Housing Research Program (NHRP) 2019 grants round, particularly to the two teams led by researchers from UniSA. In total, UniSA has researchers involved in eight separate applications in the 2019 agenda. Successful applications will be announced towards the end of 2018.
We also wish to congratulate those members of our workgroups who have recently applied for UniSA's RTIS funding in collaboration with other workgroup members. We look forward to learning the results and to supporting your research in further workgroup collaborative meetings.
Please note that in this year's June news bulletin (archived below) we advised of an upcoming symposium at our research centre in October. This event has now been cancelled.
However, the AHURI Research Centre at UniSA is currently working together with the AHURI Research Cenre at the University of Adelaide to prepare for a joint hosting of the Australasian Housing Research Conference (exact dates to be advised). Please keep an eye on this webpage for further news about this exciting upcoming event.
AHURI Scholars' Symposium report by Top-up recipients Laura Hodgson and Jessica Porter
Two UniSA PhD candidates and AHURI Top-up Scholarship recipients, Laura Hodgson and Jessica Porter, attended the AHURI PhD Scholars' Symposium in Canberra, ACT at the end of May. The following report on the symposium was kindly provided by Jessica and Laura for our Research Centre's website:
The AHURI Scholars' Symposium was attended by 22 AHURI Top-up Scholarship recipients from across Australia. The two-day symposium gave PhD scholars the opportunity to present their work to date and receive constructive feedback from their peers and the Symposium mentors. Throughout the symposium Laura and Jessica participated in a number of workshops aimed to develop skills in research methodologies, housing theory, thesis examination, early career research and the chance to ask questions of completing PhD students. Prior to the symposium, both Laura and Jessica attended the AHURI one-day conference Ready for Growth: Affordable housing supply solutions.
The one-day conference was attended by delegates representing Federal, State and Local government, NGOs, academia, community housing providers, housing developers and private enterprise. The conference included the launch of research findings from three AHURI Inquiries, examining the supply of affordable housing; the role of local, state and Federal governments; and the role of the CHP sector.
Several State and Federal Minsters addressed the conference, which provided delegates with an insight into the political stance of affordable housing and produced passionate debate between delegates and presenters. Calls for a National Housing Strategy rang loud and clear from the floor.
The conference concluded with a session presenting a case study of the Communities Plus Ivanhoe redevelopment in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, which highlighted how government, Community Housing Providers and private industry can work together.
New AHURI Reports
The AHURI website regularly publishes reports on research completed by its members, as well as work in progress, under 11 key themes.
Their themes include: Financing Social and Affordable Housing, Home Ownership, Homelessness, Housing Aspirations and Careers, Housing Assistance and Social Policy, Housing and the Economy, Indigenous Housing, Private Rental Market, Supply of and Demand for Social and Affordable Housing, Tax and Housing Policy, and Urban Planning and Housing.
To access these reports and see the kind of research produced by AHURI funded collaboration, please visit the AHURI homepage, or click on the research themes outlined above and you will be redirected to the relevant pages.
Held by AHURI in Canberra (attendance by AHURI PhD Top Up recipients required) in conjunction with the AHURI One-Day conference on 29 May, focussing on 'Ready for growth: Affordable housing supply solutions'.
The Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Conference and the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC) are holding a joint conference in 2018 on the Gold Coast, focussing on ‘Smart and Sustainable Housing Futures: Towards an Efficient and Equitable Housing Delivery System’
Wednesday 23 May, 2018, 12.30pm - Lunch meeting for UniSA PhD candidates and their supervisors at City West
This informal lunch gathering is an opportunity for PhD candidates who are studying in an AHURI-related research area to meet with other students and their supervisors. Join us in the Kaurna Building at City West to share a meal and discuss your research interests. We will provide information about the 2019 AHURI Top Up Scholarship application processes and will discuss the structure and themes of our AHURI Research Centre's UniSA Symposium which is planned for later in 2018. Please bring a plate of food to share. Tea, coffee and fruit platters will be provided.
Tuesday 8 May, 2018 - Meeting with AHURI representatives to discuss the 2019 NHRP Funding Round and Agenda
On April 16 AHURI released the 2019 National Housing Research Program (NHRP) agenda and deadlines. This event is an opportunity for members of the AHURI Research Centre at the University of South Australia to meet with AHURI representatives and ask questions about the topics and grants application process for the 2019 funding round. Please contact the UniSA AHURI Research Centre administration for further information and details about the meeting.
Thursday 22 March 2018, 3pm - AHURI Grant Writing Information Session,
Held by the University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre, Yungondi Building, Executive Educational Meeting Room, Y1-70 (places limited – invitation only).
Thursday 22 March 2018, 5.45pm - University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre Official Launch and Networking Event
For researchers and industry partners, held by the University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre, Jeffrey Smart Building, City West, Hindley Street, Jeffrey Smart Forum, JS Forum JS1-13
AHURI Research Centre News Bulletin
View News Bulletin June 2018
View News Bulletin December 2017 (PDF, 547Kb)