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Evidence Centre for Housing

Date: 16/05/2016

The AHRC is collaborating with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to commission an independent, multidisciplinary evidence centre for UK housing.

The AHRC is looking to encourage Art and Humanities researchers to consider involvement in bids for the call for collaborative applications and where interested to sign up for the associated Consortium Building Event on 2 June 2016.

The funders are looking for the Centre to focus on connectivity, accessibility and integration of evidence, and joining up different stakeholders and sectors to provide recommendations for housing policy and practice. It will be tasked with synthesising existing research, bringing together survey data, and developing a pipeline of evidence on housing, conducting and facilitating new research in areas where knowledge gaps are identified. Further details of the call are available on the ESRC Website.

Six themes have been identified:

  • Housing and the economy
  • Understanding housing markets: demand and need, supply and delivery
  • Housing aspirations, choices and outcomes
  • Housing, poverty, health, education and employment
  • Housing and neighbourhood design, sustainability and place-making
  • Housing and multi-level governance

Funders are contributing up to £6.1 million over a five year period.

Consortium Building Event

The funders will run a consortium building event in London on 2 June 2016 to allow potential applicants to have an opportunity to build the innovative partnerships and collaborations needed to run the centre. The event is aimed at those in authoritative positions at their institutions and organisations who will be able to engage in consortium building discussions directly.

Please complete the registration form to secure your place at the event by 23.59 on 20 May 2016. Please note places are limited.

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