Australia’s housing has proven to be an invaluable public health asset during the pandemic. It has enabled many of us to isolate, work and school our children in relative comfort, free from the risk of viral exposure.
But, as the University of Adelaide’s expert in healthy housing Professor Emma Baker explains, that experience hasn’t been universal.
“COVID-19’s ongoing impact continues to raise important questions regarding the future of housing in our country,” says Professor Baker.
“Could our dwellings be better designed to meet our increasing need for flexible spaces and energy efficiency?
“Could they better protect our physical and mental wellbeing? And how can we ensure property renters are no less supported than property owners?”
The University of Adelaide is leading significant national research into these and many other related issues -social, economic and environmental – which will help inform the Australian Government’s housing policy.
In this timely presentation, one of the nation’s leading experts in housing research will talk about what has been learned.
There will be panel session in which the audience are invited to discuss their experiences with Professor Baker, Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and Peter Koulizos, Program Director of the University of Adelaide’s Master of Property.
Professor Emma Baker leads the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Research (CHURP). She is also Deputy Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s newly established Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Housing, and coordinates the European Network for Housing Research Working Group on the Residential Context of Health.
WHAT: Research Tuesdays: Well may we dwell
WHO: Professor Emma Baker
WHERE: In person at Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide or register and watch the live Zoom webinar via the Research Tuesdays website or watch the live stream via the Research Tuesdays Facebook page.
WHEN: 5.30-6.30 pm, Tuesday 9 March 2021
COST: Free event
FURTHER INFO: https://www.facebook.com/researchtuesdays/