A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure

A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure

Jun 12
Join CEDA Vic/Tas in welcoming University of Tasmania, Research Fellow; Deputy Director Housing and Community Research Centre, Kathleen Flanagan, to discuss the topic of reconceptualising social housing as infrastructure.


Kathleen Flanagan, Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Centre, University of Tasmania

Event overview

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute's (AHURI) recent report 'A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure.'  discusses safe, adequate, appropriate and affordable housing as being critical to health, wellbeing, and social and economic security however many Australian's ''cannot find housing in the private market, and the social housing system is under-resourced and manifestly unable to meet demand."

In response, the report suggests that ''emerging interest in whether reconceptualising social housing as a form of essential infrastructure might help to attract additional investment, especially from private sector sources."

Join Kathleen Flanagan and fellow trustees to discuss this report.

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Meet the speaker

Kathleen Flanagan
Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Centre, University of Tasmania

Kathleen Flanagan is the Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Centre at the University of Tasmania. She has particular expertise in social and affordable housing and housing disadvantage, and recently led a national research project looking at the policy implications of conceptualising social housing as a form of essential infrastructure. Before becoming an academic, she worked in research, policy and advocacy roles in the Tasmanian community sector. She has been an active contributor to public policy discussions on housing and housing affordability pressures in Tasmania and nationally.

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