Webinar: Lessons for a Post-Pandemic Housing System

CRE Deputy Director, Professor Emma Baker, will be facilitating a webinar on Wednesday 9 December 2020 with the University of Adelaide's Stretton Institute.


We have not yet seen the full health or economic effects of COVID-19 but, for many reasons the rental sector will almost certainly be where many of Australia’s big challenges sit.


Looking forward, what do we know about Australian renters? How did they fare in the pandemic? And what lessons can we take for our post-pandemic housing system?


Jointly funded by the Australian Research Council and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia’s largest dataset of tenant households and their living conditions, the Australian Rental Housing Conditions Dataset (ARHCD) was collected in mid-2020.


The ARHCD was designed to meet the needs of the research and policy community for robust, nation-wide data on housing conditions and tenant characteristics. Not only does it provide the most current and comprehensive data collection of the Australian rental sector, but the addition of a dedicated COVID-19 module also allows us important insight into the experiences and effects of the pandemic across the renter population.


In advance of the public release of this dataset, we invited leading thinkers from housing, economics, policy, urban planning, and epidemiology to explore the data, and tell the pressing stories.


Register here.

The Panel

Professor Emma Baker (Facilitator) Professor of Housing Research Program Director, Building A City for the Future, Stretton Institute The University of Adelaide Profile

Professor Michelle Baddeley Professor of Economics A/Dean Research and Development, UTS Business School University of Technology Sydney Profile

Professor Steven Rowley Professor of Property Director, AHURI-Curtin Research Centre Curtin University Profile

Associate Professor Andi Nygaard Swinburne University of Technology Profile

Professor Wendy Stone Director, AHURI-Swinburne Research Centre Swinburne University Profile

Professor Rebecca Bentley Director, NHMRC Centre for Excellence in Healthy Housing Melbourne School of Population and Global Health The University of Melbourne Profile

Dr Lyrian Daniel Research Fellow, Housing and Healthy Cities Research Group School of Architecture and Built Environment The University of Adelaide Profile

Professor Kerry London Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Torrens University Australia Profile Dr Amy Clair Research Fellow, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change University of Essex Profile This webinar is co-hosted with:


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