The International Housing Crisis, and what to do about it?   

7 December 2022

Join us for a conversation with Associate Professor David Madden about the international housing crisis, and what to do about it.

David Madden is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. His work is focused on housing, urban studies and social theory. He is co-author, with Peter Marcuse, of In Defense of Housing: The politics of crisis. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal CITY: Analysis of urban change, theory, action. In addition to appearing in academic contexts, David's writing has also been published in newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, the Washington Post, and Jacobin.

Chaired by Associate Professor Dallas Rogers, Associate Professor David Madden is in conversation with Associate Professor Kurt Iveson and Dr Amanda Tattersall about their work in international housing politics and social movements. 

The displacement of poor and low-income people from secure and affordable housing is one of the defining issues of contemporary urbanization. How are citizens organising themselves and what kind of actions are they taking in response to processes such as eviction, gentrification, privatization and touristification? Kurt and Amanda, both from the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, will discuss their Henry Halloran Trust Research Incubator Project on housing alliance-building and organising with David.

The conversation will start with four provocations about the international housing crisis, covering:

Land and Housing

Dr Laurence Troy, Senior Lecturer in Urbanism & Director AHURI Research Centre, School of Architecture Design and Planning, University of Sydney

Financial Subjects

Dr Monique McKenzie, Post-doc working across the political economy and sociology of housing from the School of Social and Political Sciences, Political Economy, University of Sydney. 

Regional Housing

Dr Caitlin Buckle is a Research Associate in Housing Studies within the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney

Digital Housing

Dr Sophia Maalsen is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

This event is generously supported by the Henry Halloran Trust. For more information, please contact event organiser Associate Professor Dallas Rogers, Head of Urban Discipline, University of Sydney: