RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018


Housing landscapes and the life course

Research Group Affiliation(s)
Population Geography Research Group
Housing is an important space in the geography of everyday life that is deeply intertwined with the structure of multiple life course careers (for example in the domains of family, work and health). In recent years, highly charged public debates about ‘housing crises’ in Britain and elsewhere have highlighted how changes in housing landscapes are altering demographic processes and creating new life course pressures that are unevenly distributed across birth cohorts, space and social groups. Housing is thus becoming increasingly central to the production, lived experience and transmission of a range of inequalities.

The two sessions in this theme explore the varied connections between micro- and macro-scale landscapes of housing and the unequal (re)structuring of life course careers. Session 1 showcases the latest research on these issues. We welcome conceptual and theoretical contributions, as well as quantitative and qualitative empirical papers from any global context. Session 2 then consists of an open roundtable discussion designed to (i) foster housing-related collaboration among population geographers and (ii) devise a research agenda for further work on this topic. This may also include (iii) planning a journal special issue proposal based around the session themes and (iv) discussing co-ordinated research impact activities.
Instructions for Authors
Please send abstracts of up to 300 words to Rory Coulter (r.coulter@ucl.ac.uk) and Michael Thomas (m.j.thomas@rug.nl) by February 9th. Acceptance decisions will be announced shortly after this deadline.
Call For Papers Deadline
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