Interested in current issues in housing research? Registrations are now open for the Affordable Housing Hallmark Research Initiative seminar series.
About the sessions
Designed to showcase a range of perspectives, each panel focuses on one of our seed-funded research projects, with discussion led by University researchers.
Take a deep dive into topics such as housing for people with disabilities, how housing affects health and the housing challenges faced by Melbourne’s African migrants.
Follow the links below for more information on each session, full speaker lists and Eventbrite registration details. Sessions are free to attend.
Discussions will be held over Zoom, and registered participants will be emailed a link to join.
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Recordings of each seminar session are located below for anyone unable to make it on the day.
How housing affects your health: an interdisciplinary seminar
25 Aug – Join us for a discussion on how interventions to address indoor environment can deliver population health benefits in Australia.
Post-war medium density housing: a new history
8 Sep – Catherine Townsend and Paul Walker host a discussion on what we can learn from Melbourne's iconic post-war apartment buildings.
Exploring housing options and challenges with Melbourne's African migrants
22 Sep – Join Sandra Carrasco and guests for a discussion on life in Melbourne's public housing towers.
The impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable households
6 Oct – Join Kate Raynor and guests to discuss how people in share houses and vulnerable households have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19.
Affordable housing contributions: are voluntary negotiations working?
20 Oct – Join Georgia Warren-Myers and guests to discuss the impact of Victoria's voluntary affordable housing agreements on councils and developers.
Fit for purpose? Regulations around housing for people with disabilities
3 Nov – Join Andrew Martel and guests for a discussion of regulations around housing for people with disabilities
Expanding crisis accommodation for victim-survivors of family violence
The family violence sector is in crisis. Despite an increasing number of vacant properties in amenity rich cities such as Melbourne, there is insufficient quality crisis accommodation available to women. Those who can access crisis accommodation often remain stuck in limbo, unable to transition to long-term stable affordable housing due to lack of supply – compromising their ability to recover and increasing their risk of returning to their perpetrators.
Erika Martino, Research Fellow in Healthy Housing, Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Jeanette Large, CEO, Women's Property Initiatives
Kathleen Flanagan, Research Fellow; Deputy Director Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania
Carolyn Whitzman, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa
Facilitated by Katrina Raynor, Research Fellow and Convenor of the Affordable Housing Hallmark Research Initiative
Session 01 – Affordable Housing Hallmark Seminars 2020
How housing affects your health: the case of indoor environment
The panel discusses the use of simulation modelling approach to measure health gains achievable through changing exposure to indoor cold, and compare to those achievable through other ways to prevent heart disease. The panel also included discussion of how energy engineering can assist to optimise indoor air quality.
Ankur Singh, Research Fellow in epidemiology specialising in housing related health inequalities
Lucy Telfar Barnard, public health researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington specialising in housing quality and health outcomes
Lu Aye, Professor of Infrastructure Engineering specialising in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
Lyrian Daniel, Research Fellow in the Housing and Healthy Cities Research Group, The University of Adelaide Panel
Chaired by Rebecca Bentley, Professor in Healthy Housing at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Session 02 – Affordable Housing Hallmark Seminars 2020
Boom! A new history of post-war apartments in Australia
The panel discusses the post-war apartment boom in Sydney and Melbourne illustrating a wide range of projects from walk-ups to towers, state-built housing and privately led development, luxury dwellings to cramped quarters, and the innovative solutions promulgated at the end of the 1960s. We also considered various prejudices against much of the flat typology and its residents, from the moral panic of the post-war ‘Australian way of life’, to the at times thinly veiled disdain of the avant-garde.
Dr Caroline Butler-Bowden, Executive Director, Public Spaces at NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Professor Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne
Professor Paul Walker, Professor of Architecture, University of Melbourne
Catherine Townsend, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
Facilitated by Professor Alan Pert, Head of the Melbourne School of Design.
Session 03 – Affordable Housing Hallmark Seminars 2020