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ISA International Conference "Housing and the Credit Crunch - International Experiences and Responses", Glasgow, UK, September 1-4, 2009. Deadline: May 31, 2009

31.05.2009


Organiser: The University of Glasgow's Department of Urban Studies

Date: September 1-4, 2009

Deadline: May 31, 2009

Site: Glasgow, UK

Topics: The key theme of the conference is to engage with the current turbulence in the housing finance credit markets and ask what this means for housing outcomes, opportunities and policy-making at different spatial scales (the neighbourhood, city, nation and different international regions), both now and in the future. What does this mean for the role of housing within modern capitalist economies and societies? Do the sub-prime lending debacle and its repercussions imply that housing is now just another globalised commodity or does it in fact remain ineluctably local? These and related questions will be addressed in plenary, panel and workshop sessions. The goal is to provide a setting for inclusive, informed multidisciplinary and truly international academic exchange. The conference welcomes papers from all over the world and across the social sciences and will stream a series of thematic and disciplinary parallel sessions that will run throughout, as well as a doctoral session for research students.

Language: English

Fee: £300 (for registration before end May 2009)

Contact: Tilly Wright, Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, 25 Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS
E-mail: T.Wright@lbss.gla.ac.uk

Internet: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/housing/