The Big Society, localism and housing policy, Seminar 2/3
Location: Queens University Belfast - Old Staff Common Room, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN
Date: 24-25 October 2013
This is an ESRC research seminar. Find out about our other research seminars.
This is the second in a series of three seminars.
'The Big Society' and 'localism' have become buzz words since the formation of the coalition government in 2010, and their influence can already be seen in housing policy and practice in the UK. This varies, however, depending on how devolved administrations and local authorities use their powers and budgets.
Devolving power downwards may therefore lead to greater divergence in housing policy than we have seen under devolution so far. A key aim of this series is to understand the varied geographical impact of these ideas.
The audience will learn about, and exchange ideas relating to, the latest research and theories about the role of housing in new planning and Big Society policy agendas, and their impacts on communities throughout the UK. The seminars will seek to benefit policymakers and practitioners and to disseminate findings. They offer an opportunity to extend existing working relationships and to establish new ones.
The event brings together leading scholars at the cutting edge of research to explore the latest issues and debates in the emerging fields of housing, localism and the Big Society across the UK.
- Seminar 1: University of Sheffield, 7-8 March 2013
- Seminar 2: Queens University Belfast, 24-25 October 2013
- Seminar 3: University of St Andrews, 13-14 March 2014
Further information and calls for papers and registration will be published on the project website.