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Student research posters

Students from UBC SCARP attended the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito in October 2016. Their findings were also presented at the 2016 PHRN Symposium on Housing Research in BC.

For the Habitat conference exhibition space, UBC SCARP students created four very engaging posters that explore the evolution of four themes since Habitat ’76 in Vancouver, including: housing policy and form in Canada, housing policy and form internationally, governance, and impacts to Habitat host cities. Click the links below to view these posters.

The Evolution of Housing Policy and Form in Canada: A Snapshot of Housing Discourse and Development Between Canada and the World Since Habitat ’76

The Legacies of UN-Habitat on Host Cities

Sustainability through Collaborative Governance

United Nations Habitat III: A Narrative of International Housing Since Habitat I

2016 Symposium Program Now Available

The annual PHRN Symposium on Housing Research in BC is part of the BCNPHA’s Housing Central Conference, taking place November 20-23, 2016, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, in Richmond BC.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for this event. We are very much looking forward to this year’s symposium.

The full PHRN Symposium program is available here.

A short version of the PHRN Panels Schedule is also available.

For more information on the annual BCNPHA conference, visit their website.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 Symposium on Housing Research in BC

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We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2016 Symposium on Housing Research in BC.

The PHRN research symposium is embedded in the BC Non-Profit Housing Conference, which will take place November 20 – 23, 2016, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC). The Conference is organized by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and is the major education and networking event of the year for the non-profit housing sector in BC. For more information about the conference 2016, please visit bcnpha.ca.

PHRN is seeking housing research and examples of promising practices from community-based practitioners, academics (including graduate students), and government researchers from across housing sectors (i.e., policy, technical, cultural, health, social services, political, economic, social) who will help draw the connections between research and practice in creating affordable housing.

The Symposium will include research presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

To learn more about this event, and to find out more about submitting your abstract, please see the PHRN 2016 Call for Abstracts.

Seniors Housing Intentions Report Now Available

The Seniors Housing Intentions Survey Report is now available on the BC Housing Website. This report summarizes findings from the BC Housing Seniors Housing Intentions Survey, which consulted adults 55+ across BC, focusing on the northern communities of Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, and Terrace.

Find out more at bchousing.org.

Links to Symposium Presentations Now Posted!

Thank you to all of the fantastic presenters who made the 2015 PHRN Symposium a success!

Links to the PHRN session presentations have been posted on the BCNPHA website:

Session M04: Planning for Affordable, Equitable, Walkable Housing

Session T04: Housing First

Session T14: Seniors Housing Research

Session W03: Housing Justice-Selected Topics

Session W11: Integrating Strategies to Prevent Harms of Substance Use in Housing and Shelter Settings

And thank you to the Symposium sponsors who made these sessions possible:

BCNPHA, BC Housing, CMHC, SCARP (UBC), and ISICUE (UVic)

Register now! 2015 Symposium on Housing Research in BC

Registration is now open for PHRN’s annual Symposium on Housing Research In BC!

The PHRN research symposium is embedded in the BC Non-Profit Housing Conference, taking place November 22 – 25, 2015, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC). The Conference is organized by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and is the major education and networking event of the year for the non-profit housing sector in BC. For more information about the conference, please visit conference.bcnpha.ca

The purpose of the PHRN Symposium is to encourage multi-sectoral networking and discussion of housing issues, to announce opportunities, to present research results, best practices and ongoing projects, to get input on research that is underway, and to determine housing research priorities. The Symposium will include research presentations, panel discussions, research poster presentations and networking opportunities.

To register for the BCNPHA Conference, click here!

Program information for the PHRN Symposium is now available! View the PHRN Sessions Program here.

New Release from Carlos Teixeira

We are thrilled to announce the release of PHRN Steering Committee Member Carlos Teixeira’s new book, “The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities,” with Wei Li of Arizona State University.

From University of Toronto Press:

“Since the 1960s, new and more diverse waves of immigrants have changed the demographic composition and the landscapes of North American cities and their suburbs. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing in urban centres across the continent.

Using a variety of methodologies, contributors from both countries present original research on a range of issues connected to housing and economic experiences. They offer both a broad overview and a series of detailed case studies that highlight the experiences of particular communities. This volume demonstrates that, while the United States and Canada have much in common when it comes to urban development, there are important structural and historical differences between the immigrant experiences in these two countries.”

Find out more here!