Hi all,

Just one last invitation to submit an abstract to the session 'The Financialisation of Housing and Australian Cities' at the 2017 IAG conference, organised by myself and Nicole Cook. Abstracts are due April 19th (tomorrow!) on the conference website - please indicate your interest in the session when submitting.

The Financialisation of Housing and Australian Cities

Theme: Urban Geography

Session organisers: Charles Gillon and Nicole Cook (University of Wollongong)

This session concerns the financialisation of housing in shaping social, spatial, and political conditions of Australian cities. Viewing housing as a financial asset and investment instrument draws attention to home ownership. Despite a backdrop of unaffordability and strained supply, outright/mortgaged owner-occupation remains Australia’s dominant tenure form This session interrogates how owner-occupation is sustained, and with what consequences. We welcome papers exploring practices of property-owners and seekers in Australian cities, and or institutional logics and policy frameworks. Suggested themes include:

  • Housing as financial resource and risk
  • Affective and emotional dimensions of home ownership
  • Everyday negotiations of debt and financial risk (including in changing climates); Market access and affordability; Generational inequity
  • Owner-occupation and planning influence
  • Investment properties, global financial flows, empty homes/apartments
  • Alternatives for housing instruments and housing tenures
  • Implications for policy cycles (Housing under/over supply; Negative gearing)

Cheers, Charlie


Charles Gillon | PhD Candidate

Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research

School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia

E cwg317@uowmail.edu.au | Tw @CharlieGillon 


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