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Call for New Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Housing Policy
The Management Board of the International Journal of Housing Policy (IJHP) is seeking to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief to follow Professor Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam) per early 2019, following a handover period. The period of appointment will be three years, with the possibility of an extension. The Editor leads a team of Assistant Editors and an Editorial Assistant and is responsible to the Management Board. Written applications should be made in three parts: 1. a two-page CV; 2. a short critique/appreciation of recent volumes of IJHP; and 3. the applicant's 'vision' of how IJHP should be developed over the next five years.
Closing date: September 30th. Applications to editor@ijhp-online.eu
For information: Richard Ronald, Editor in Chief (R.Ronald@uva.nl) or Keith Kintrea, Chair of the Management Board ((Keith.Kintrea@glasgow.ac.uk).

Events, courses and calls for papers

12-14 June 2019, Trondheim (Norway)
Building for better health, research & innovation in architecture & urban design for care & health (ARCH19 - the 4th Architecture Research Care & Health conference)
Abstract deadline = 1 October 2018
Full paper deadline = 1 February 2019
Click here for conference information

25-26 October 2018, Brighton (United Kingdom)
Regional Studies Association 2018 Student and Early Career Conference
Click here for conference information


17 July 2018


Over 400 participants enjoyed ENHR Uppsala conference
A well-organised ENHR conference by the University of Uppsala team, hosting over 400 participants, marked the 30th anniversary of ENHR. Papers and a book of abstracts will be available on the website at the end of the summer.

ENHR Conference 2019: Housing for the next European social model
The next ENHR conference will take place from 27-30 August in Athens (Greece), at the Harokopio University.
Call for Abstracts = 21 January 2019
More information is expected soon.

Three new members and two re-elections for the ENHR Coordination Committee
During the ENHR conference in June in Uppsala (Sweden) five Coordination Committee members have been elected and installed. They are Darinka Czischke (TU Delft - The Netherlands), Paddy Gray (Ulster University - Ireland), Marietta Haffner (TU Delft - The Netherlands), Sergio Nasarre Aznar (University Rovira i Virgili - Spain, re-elected), Ivan Tosics (Metropolitan Research Institute - Hungary, re-elected). In 2020 the ten other seats are open for election.
Click here for CC members overview

Arthur Acolin wins Best conference paper 2018, Sebastian Kohl first runner-up
Arthur Acolin (College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle, USA) is winner of the Bengt Turner Award 2018 for best conference paper. Peter Boelhouwer, Chair of ENHR, handed him the framed certificate during the conference dinner at the Uppsala conference. The prize also included a waiver for the 2019 conference and advice from the International Journal of Housing Research staff in preparing his paper for publication.
Sebastian Kohl (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Koln, Germany) was declared first runner-up.
For both papers click here.

PhD funding
The University of Louisville (USA) has PhD funding available for classes starting August, 2018.
Contact: Dr. David Imbroscio imbroscio@louisville.edu) or see the Urban and Public Affairs website (louisville.edu/upa) for more information.
Deadline for applications = 1 August.

Events, courses and calls for papers

6 September 2018, Brussels (Belgium)
Promoting an Inclusive Europe: Supporting the Effective Integration of non-EU Migrants
Registration: Click here for conference information

20 September 2018, Paris (France)
Urban densification, energy efficiency and affordability of housing
Architectural solutions and social consequences for the public, cooperative and social housing providers
Click here for conference information

1-5 October 2018, Palais des Nations Geneva (Switzerland)
Urban week 2018
Click here for conference information

19 October 2018, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Social Housing (German spoken)
Click here for conference information
Registration: info@ipe.arch.rwth-aachen.de
Information: theresa.kotulla@ipe.arch.rwth-aachen.de

7-8 November 2018, Milan (Italy)
EFL Autumn Conference

12-13 November 2018 (Luxembourg)
3rd Affordable Housing Forum: Towards new Cultures of Affordable Housing?
Questions: ahf2018@arch.ethz.ch or magdalena.gorczynska@liser.lu
Early bird discount of EUR 100 is available until 31 July. Afterwards, the full fee of EUR 140 is due.
Click here for conference information

15-16 November 2018, Budapest (Hungary)
Perspectives of Local Governments in Central Eastern Europe. Common Learning and Innovations
Abstracts submission deadline = 10 September
Notification = 25 September
Registration deadline = 9 November 2018
More information: Click here for conference information
Contact: Anna Szemes (anna.szemes@bm.gov.hu)

7-8 March 2019, Atlanta (USA)
Comparative Urbanism: Global Perspectives
Abstracts deadline = 1 August
Click here for conference information

13-16 April 2019, San Francisco (USA)
Housing, Community and Economic Development: International, comparative and global planning, small town and rural planning
Submission deadline is closed.
Click here for conference information

24-27 April 2019, Los Angeles (USA)
49th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association: Claiming Rights to the City: Community, Capital, and the state
Abstract/Session proposal deadline = 1 October 2018 (urban@gsu.edu)
Click here for conference information

27-30 August 2019, Athens (Greece)
ENHR conference Housing for the next European social model
Call for Abstracts = 21 January 2019
Website available soon.


Assistant Professor & Extension Housing/Community Development Specialist
University of Georgia (USA) Start date = 1 October 2018, or as negotiated.
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in housing, community development, urban/regional planning, public administration, public policy, nonprofit management, economics, sociology or a closely-related discipline.
Information: Dr. Kim Skobba (kskobba@uga.edu) or Ms. Melissa McBride (mmcbride@uga.edu).

Research fellow Building and Property Services
The School of Property, Construction and Project Management
Applications deadline = 22 July 2018
The Research Fellow will work with research teams and partnerships in the Sustainable Building Innovation Lab (SBi Lab), in the area of energy, ventilation and indoor air quality performance of buildings as well as urban microclimate studies.
Contact: Associate Professor Priya Rajagopalan, Property Construction & Project Management on +61 3 9925 2293.

Director of Center for Public Affairs Research (University of Nebraska)
Anticipated start date = July 2018.
Responsibilities include: conduct and direct research; assisting partners with acquisition and analysis of state and national social and economic data; working with the U.S. Census Bureau on the State Data Center program; interacting with the state legislature and state and local government agencies.
To apply, complete UNO's online application at
www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/employment/index.php and submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Post-doctor in Real Estate Science
Lund University (Sweden)
Applicant is expected to hold a PhD in Real Estate Science or related discipline.
The main duties involved are to conduct research, independently and/or together with other researchers within the division and/or together with other researchers at other academic institutions and universities. Teaching and advising students may also be included.
Last application date = 1 September 2018 Click here for more information

Research Associate/Assistant
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR)
Click here for more information
Enquiries about this post: Dr Gemma Burgess glb36@cam.ac.uk


22 May 2018

Events, courses and calls for papers

6-8 June, Tallinn (Estonia)
Housing Europe annual conference: Liveability and Affordability in Digitalized Cities
The effects of the digital age become more and more visible in the cities we live in and will play a shaping role in their future. The question of data, smart city ideas or evolving collaborative governance models are just some aspects of this bigger trend unfolding. Within this context, housing is where everything starts.
Click here for conference information.

16-20 July 2018, Bochum (Germany)
New Challenges for Affordable Housing in Europe - Summer School for Young Professionals
Following last year's success with 30 participants from nine European countries, young housing professionals from all over Europe are invited to Germany for the second edition of a unique summer school. Registration is open until 22 June. For details on the programme and registration click here.

19-20 September 2018, Delft (The Netherlands)
Urban poverty and segregation in a globalized world
Professor Maarten van Ham, together with visiting professor Tiit Tammaru will bring together researchers from different disciplines and countries to learn more about changing urban inequalities and the consequences of increasing segregation. Places are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
OTB-Congres office contact Christel Swarttouw (c.h.w.swarttouw-hofmeijer@tudelft.nl).
Click here for conference information.

Calls for papers

Call for papers for Urban Planning special issue
Theme: Housing Builds Cities, publication September 2019, Volume 4, Issue 3. To be edited by Laboratory of construction and conservation (Luca Ortelli, Chiara Monterumisi, Alessandro Porotto), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland).
More information about this volume click here.
Abstracts submission deadline (200-250 words, with a tentative title) = 31 December 2018
Full Paper deadline (6000 words including definitive title, abstract and references list) = 31 March 2019
Mail to Chiara Monterumisi (chiara.monterumisi@epfl.ch) or Alessandro Porotto (alessandro.porotto@epfl.ch).

Call for papers for Housing Policy Debate special issue
Special international comparative issue on the topic of the financialization of homes in the Global South. The issue is planned to be published in 2019 and will be guest-edited by Manuel B. Aalbers (KU Leuven, Belgium), Marieke Krijnen (self-employed scholar, the Netherlands), and Raquel Rolnik (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Deadline for Abstracts = 1 June, 2018 (no more than 450 words to info@mariekekrijnen.com
Notification of Abstract Selection = 1 July, 2018
Deadline for Full Paper Submissions = 1 December, 2018


Visiting Faculty Positions
The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for visiting faculty positions with an expected start date of August 2018. Review of applications will begin 15 May 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
More information? Click here.

27 March

Paper abstracts deadline extension ENHR Conference Uppsala
The organizers of the ENHR 2018 conference announced an extension of the abstract submission deadline from Monday 26 March to Friday 13 April. See www.enhr2018.com for all other important dates and upload instructions.

Everts, courses and calls for papers

12-13 April, 2018, Stockholm (Sweden)
Cities for All: Gentrification, Public Space and the Tools of Placemaking
How can cities, civil society and professionals meet the challenges of growing gentrification, displacement, and loss of affordability, especially in city cores?
Contact info: Yuri.impens@stipo.nl

25-26 April 2018, Essen (Germany)
Seminar Energy Efficient Retrofitting of Existing Housing
Latest experiences of EFL members with upgrading buildings. Examples from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden will be shared. Furthermore, the results of EU funded innovation projects will be presented and discussed.

16-17 May 2018, Paris (France)
EFL Spring Conference in Paris
The EFL Spring Conference is themed around new financing arrangements for the affordable housing sector in Europe.

18-28 June 2018, Philadelphia (USA)
IHFP Housing Finance in a Changing Global Environment Wharton School of Business
Inclusive education for all players in the mortgage market - lenders, insurers, investors, regulators, and policy-makers. To reflect recent trends in housing finance, the program has been updated with new modules on financial technology, advanced risk management and an extended module on downmarket lending.
Application Deadline = 26 May 2018
Early Payment Deadline = 6 April 2018

29-30 June 2018, Philadelphia (USA)
IFHP Workshop on Securitization and Mortgage Bonds
Hands-on financial calculations and legal/institutional analyses of both securitization and mortgage bond preparations.
Application Deadline = 26 May 2018
Early Payment Deadline = 6 April 2018

21 September 2018, Budapest (Hungary)
13th European Observatory on Homelessness conference
Social and Economic Integration of Homeless People


Part-time Lecturers
The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at California State University, Northridge is seeking part-time lecturers for the 2018-2019 academic year, to teach a range of courses.
Application deadline = 6 April, 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellow
To join the Scenarios Working Group research team at Georgia State University's Urban Studies Institute.

Senior Lecturer
Senior lecturer with a specialism in housing to join the Housing Studies team at Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Stirling.
Email: isobel.anderson@stir.ac.uk


21 February

Tirana papers available
The Tirana 2017 congress papers are now available at www.enhr.net/enhrconferences.php

Annual report of Working Group activities over 2017
The final annual report of Working Group activities over 2017 with a complete set of overviews can be found at https://www.enhr.net/annualassesment2.php
The Working Groups pages on the website have all been updated: www.enhr.net/pageperworking.php

Events, courses and calls for papers
22-23 March, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
New Towns Heritage Seminar
Joint seminar of the International New Town Institute (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (Swindon, UK).

4-7 April 2018 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
48th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association
Shaping Justice and Sustainability Within and Beyond the City's Edge: Contestation and Collaboration in Urbanizing Regions
For more information: urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference

16 May, 2018, Tarragona (Spain)
Socio-technical aspects on circular and collaborative economy
Parallel discussion sessions on collaborative and circular economy (tourism, mobility, co-working) combined with news trends (collaborative housing), forms (crowdfunding) and technologies (blockchain), while linking related academics and stakeholders.
Registration: More information: housing.urv.cat/registration-2/

6-8 June 2018, Queensland (Australia)
Smart and Sustainable Housing Futures: Towards an Efficient and Equitable Housing Delivery System
Abstract submission deadline = 23 February
Paper submission = 4 May
More information: www2.griffith.edu.au/cities-research-institute/news-and-events/seminars-and-events/2018-joint-apnhr-and-ahrc-conference

8-11 July 2018. Incheon (Korea)
2018 Annual Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Conference
The main theme of the conference will be The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Real Estate.
Abstract submission deadline = 1 March
Full paper deadline = 10 June
Questions: AsRES2018@gmail.com
More information: www.asres2018.or.kr/asres2018

August 2018, Cardiff (UK)
Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018: Housing landscapes and the life course
Session Convenor: Rory Coulter (University College London, UK) and Michael Thomas (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
More information: conference.rgs.org/CallForPapers/View.aspx?heading=Y&session=546dd587-af97-4627-b7fe-b7b737814f63

7-10 October 2018 Savannah, Georgia (USA)
52nd Annual HERA Conference
HERA registration: www.housingeducators.org
More information: housingeducators.org/conferences/
Registration questions: contact Barbara Allen (heraballen@gmail.com).

26-30 November 2018, Havana (Cuba)
Built environment and sustainable development
Abstract submission deadline = 1 May
Paper deadline = 1 July
Mail to Dra. Arq. Dania Gonzalez Couret dania@arguitectura.cujae.edu.cu or macdes.congress@gmail.com

Faculty of Law, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
2-years position for a young post-doctoral researcher in fields of housing, housing law, property law, comparative law, mortgage law, collaborative economy re property law at the UNESCO Chair of Housing (Faculty of Law, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain), www.housing.urv.cat/en/
Information: Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Faculty director: sergio.nasarre@urv.cat
Deadline = 28 February 2018.