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PhD on hard to reach energy users with minimum salary of 20,989 British pounds per annum
Partly funded by the EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and delivered by Sheffield Hallam University with Citizens Advice (CA) and The International Energy Agency (IEA). Open to international students only.
Further details of the studentship can be found here.
Application deadline = 12 April 2019
Application details: Details of how to apply can be found here
Contact: Director of Studies Aimee Ambrose

Call for housing solutions examples

Housing solutions for the locked out in Europe
The Housing Solution Platform proposes to publish a collection of some of the most innovative and daring examples of housing solutions for the locked out in Europe. The result will be an attractive compendium of 50 of the most innovative and daring initiatives to provide affordable housing for vulnerable groups, proposed by experts from different sectors and from across the European Union.
Submission deadline = 17 May 2019 to housing.solutions.platform@gmail.com


12 July 2019, Lille Catholic University (France)
Smart Buildings in Smart cities
The best contribution may be considered for an edited Springer volume.
Submission deadline = 14 April
Submission through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=s2c0
More information here

September 16-20, 2019 Vienna (Austria)
IBA ResearchLab /New Social Housing Summerschool: The Social Dimension of Social Housing
Research approach, CV and letter of motivation deadline = 26 April 2019
Submission deadline = 15 August 2019. Submit to iba-researchlab@univie.ac.at
For further information see www.iba-researchlab.at.


26 February 2019


9-10 May 2019, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (Scotland)
ENHR Comparative Housing Policy Working Group Workshop
Abstracts are invited on any aspect of comparative housing policy, although we are interested in pursuing the theme of responses to the rise of populism in Europe.
Abstracts should be sent to Mark Stephens
Abstract deadline = 31 March
Notification of Abstract acceptance = 8 April
The venue has limited capacity, so please do send in your abstract as soon as possible.
Please contact Mark Stephens with any questions.

16-17 May 2019, Vienna (Austria)
ENHR Joint Working Group Workshop Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting
The Home Ownership and Globalisation and Private Rented Markets ENHR Working Groups are joining forces in 2019 to host a collaborative workshop on the theme Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting.
Papers in this workshop will address traditional issues and new innovations in owner-occupied and private rental housing sectors. A number of papers will also address the links between them as well as the broader social, economic and political implications.
Abstract submission deadline/intention to attend = 5 April
Confirmation = 3 May
Abstracts should be sent to Richard Ronald.
The workshop will take place at the main campus of TU Vienna and is free to attend. Places are, however, limited.


Two year post-doctoral research position at Curtin Business School - ARC Discovery Project, Bentley, Perth (Australia)
This project fills major research gaps by delivering new cross-country evidence on households' wealth strategies, well-being and risk burdens at the edges of home ownership. This role will require the skills of a quantitative researcher who can independently recognise and address issues associated with panel data use, and checking, and who has specific skills in panel data management and modelling. Apart from the quantitative work, you will also participate in co-authoring academic publications and providing general research and administrative support for the project. You will work within a team of researchers from Australia, the UK and US.
For application, see the project website.
Application deadline = Sunday 17th March 2019, 8 PM (AWST)
For more information contact Rachel Ong, Professor, School of Economics, Finance and Property.

15 February 2019


14-15 March 2019, Delft (The Netherlands)
Seminar Values and Housing
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology.
A focus paper on clarifying the moral underpinning of housing policy and design will be distributed among the participants with the intention to produce a themed journal issue on this topic. Those who want to participate, send your expertise and motivation to Marja Elsinga (m.g.elsinga@tudelft.nl) and Joris Hoekstra (j.s.c.m.hoekstra@tudelft.nl).

10-13 November 2019, Austin, Texas (USA)
Housing Education and Research Association Conference
Local solutions for global issues: Affordable and sustainable housing in urban areas
Abstract submission deadline = 15 April 2019
Click here for more information.

Calls for papers

Call for papers for special issue Housing and Society related to the theme Social Justice and Housing
Guest editor: Marilyn J Bruin, Professor, University of Minnesota. For questions contact Marilyn Bruin: mbruin@umn.edu.
For more information click here.

Call for papers for Special issue The International Journal of Urban Sciences
Guest Editors Professors George Galster (Wayne State University) and Kwan Ok Lee (National University of Singapore) welcome proposals for papers analyzing the context, causes, consequences, and policy responses related to the growing international challenge of providing decent, affordable housing for all. Papers addressing these issues from the perspective of women, people of color, and the Global South are especially welcome.
Abstract deadline = March 31, 2019
Full paper deadline = July 15
You find instructions here.


PhD Studentship: Reconnecting with energy: using innovative research methods to overcome energy invisibility
Fully funded White Rose DTP PhD. Sheffield Hallam University
Deadline = 14 March
More information here.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Economics at Heriot-Watt University
Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Professor Mark Stephens (Director of The Urban Institute): m.stephens@hw.ac.uk
Closing date = 27 February
More information here.

3 PhD scholars for the ARC funded HEET (Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions: Scaling up affordable retrofit) project
Two of the PhDs are focused on using qualitative methods to explore the micro-dynamics of retrofit in households, with a focus on capabilities, resources, relations, knowledge, networks technologies in Victoria, South Australia and the UK. The final PhD is looking the dynamics, spatial distribution and networks of retrofit services and providers in Australia and the UK.
Detailed CV to Professor Ralph Horne (ralph.horne@rmit.edu.au) or Professor Emma Baker (emma.baker@adelaide.edu.au).
For information click here.

Assistant Professor of Housing Policy (Simon Fraser University)
The Graduate Program in Urban Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2019.
Deadline = 22 March
Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Meg Holden at urban@sfu.ca.
For more information click here.

21 December 2018

Proposals welcome for ENHR conference city 2021 (deadline 1st March 2019) and 2022
The proposal deadline for the 2021 ENHR conference will come to an end on March 1st 2019. Research institutes or research centres interested in organising this ENHR conference are still welcome to express their interest before this date, based on the ENHR application form (to be requested at ENHR@tudelft.nl). In the Coordination Committee meeting in the spring of 2019 (Barcelona, 22-23 March) candidates will be asked to present their proposal. The Coordination Committee will make a final decision after the presentation(s).

A formal proposal for the 2022 ENHR conference should be submitted by March 1st, 2020 to the ENHR Office (ENHR@tudelft.nl), based on the ENHR application form (to be requested at ENHR@tudelft.nl). In the Coordination Committee meeting in the spring of 2020 candidates will be asked to present their proposal. The Coordination Committee will make a final decision after the presentation(s).

Guidelines for ENHR conferences are available on the ENHR website (for members only). These guidelines include a description of how such conferences are generally organised and what an application to host an ENHR conference should contain.


Full Professor/Associate Professor of Property (Real Estate), University of Auckland Business School (Australia)
Applications are welcomed from those with a doctoral qualification in a recognised area of property (real estate); or cognate discipline in conjunction with an established international research profile in property (real estate) related areas such as property investment, property finance, property valuation (appraisal), property/urban economics, property marketing.
Closing date = 29 January 2019
For a confidential discussion or further information:
Clare Litten: c.litten@auckland.ac.nz
Robyn Redford: r.redford@auckland.ac.nz
More information and application, click here.

3 PhD scholarships for Australian Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions (HEET): Scaling up affordable retrofit
This project will investigate the lived experience of energy poverty and low carbon retrofit in Australian/UK households as well as investigating the scaling up of retrofit service providers in Australia and the UK. Two of the PhDs will be based in Melbourne at RMIT University and one in Adelaide at the University of Adelaide. More details about the positions: RMIT University

Events, courses and calls for papers

49th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association: Claiming Rights to the City: Community, Capital, and the state, 24-27 April 2019, Los Angeles (USA)
Accepted conference presenters must register by Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to be listed in the official program (uaa.regfox.com/49th-uaa-annual-conference).
UAA is partner of ENHR.


19 December 2018

Events, courses and calls for papers

4-8 June 2019 Lyon (France)
2nd International Social Housing Festival: Our Planet, our Cities, our Homes
Following the inaugural edition hosted by the city of Amsterdam and the international housing scene, the International Social Housing Festival will be traveling to Lyon in summer 2019 to build upon this success. The festival will develop around three main themes:
1. Housing for All or caring for the social fabric
2. The Right to the City and the Future of Living
3. A Planet for Tomorrow, Health and Well-Being for All
Do you have an event in mind you would like to propose and organise? Mail to info@housingeurope.eu
Click here for more information and contacts


Scholarships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University (UK) under the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP)
The WRDTP is a collaborative partnership between Sheffield Hallam and the universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield and York.
Further information
About studying under the WRDTP at CRESR

15 fully funded PhDs, University of Exeter (UK)
Positions for research on energy vulnerability and domestic energy demand management, to understand how demand management innovations are reshaping energy vulnerabilities in the UK.
For background on process and application process click here.
For Social and Behavioural Life and Environmental Science project information pdf click here
Deadline = 7 January
For queries contact Dr Karen Bickerstaff at University of Exeter (k.bickerstaff@exeter.ac.uk).

Open rank faculty position in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy (University of California Irvine, USA)
Scholars with research and teaching interests in urban and/or environmental policy, especially with expertise relevant to the multifaceted challenges of housing in metropolitan regions, and who focus on the relationship between housing and sustainability.
Application deadline = 31 December 2018
Start = 1 July, 2019
For more information, contact the search committee co-chairs, Professors David Feldman and Victoria Basolo (basolo@uci.edu).

Call for Associate Editors Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
Springer and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment invite nominations for the 2019- 2023 editorial board of the journal (voluntary positions).
Short letters of nomination and cv's to Springer, attn. Evelien Bakker (evelien.bakker@springer.com) and to the Editor in Chief Peter Boelhouwer (p.j.boelhouwer@tudelft.nl).
Nomination deadline = 1 February 2019
For further information on the Journal visit the Springer website.