Housing and communities research network

Housing and Communities is an important arena for current policy and practice challenges in relation to welfare reform, public expenditure reductions, homelessness, housing supply shortages, financial inclusion, anti-social behaviour, worklessness, Localism, the ‘Big Society’ and the role of third sector in service delivery. Research and knowledge transfer on these topics plays a key role in the University’s civic engagement agenda.

Housing and Communities has long been a key area of interest of research and teaching at The University of Birmingham, both in the School of Social Policy, and building on the 40 year tradition of housing research in the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies. Housing and Communities are central to the research agendas of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC)and the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)and the Public Management Academy. Interest in housing and communities is also a key theme for Geography and Earth Sciences, History, Local Government Studies, Law and Public Health departments to name but a few.

The aims of this research network are to:

  • Improve links and build an active research community
  • Improve awareness of interests of researchers on housing and communities across the University and partners in West Midlands.
  • Provide a stimulus for new research partnerships, collaborative writing and joint funding proposals.

Visit the Housing and communities research page for details of current research and knowledge transfer.


Housing and Communities Research Network events

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Dates for the diary

12 January 2015
Chris Watson, Housing and Communities Honorary Fellow and Richard Turkington
Book launch - Renewing Europe's Housing - more details to follow

Related events

Using the Secondary Financial Services Market to Advance Economic Justice

Tuesday 9th December 2014
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) with David Stoesz, Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Professor.

'Poor wretched Outcast! I will weep for thee': Reflections upon funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation

Tuesday 20th January 2015
Room 111 Birmingham Business School
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by CHASM to reflect on funeral costs, state support and responsibilisation.
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Read more about previous housing and communities research events.