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ESRC Seminar Series

ESRC Seminar Series - Collaborative Housing and Community Resilience

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Welcome to Collaborative Housing and Community Resilience, a knowledge-exchange seminar series funded by the ESRC. This seminar series reflects collaboration between the UK Cohousing Network and six UK universities Lancaster, Leeds, ; LancasterLeedsLondon School of EconomicsNewcastle (principal applicant), Nottingham, and Sheffield involving a seven-strong steering group:

  • Paul Chatterton, University of Leeds
  • Melissa Fernandez Arrigoitia, LSE
  • Anna Kear, UK Cohousing Network
  • Helen Jarvis, Newcastle University
  • Dermot O’Reilly, Lancaster University
  • Lucy Sargisson, University of Nottingham
  • Fionn Stevenson, University of Sheffield

For more information on the seminar series view  or contact either Helen Jarvis or Anna Kear.

What this is about

We have been awarded funding by the ESRC (the main UK Research Council funding social science research) to develop a series of events and conversations that will strengthen links between UK and international cohousing networks and make possible new constellations of collaboration and enquiry at the intersections of housing access and affordability, sharing economies, green technology, ecological citizenship and community resilience. We are running a series of six events to combine scholarly research and debate with practical interventions, including opportunities to visit examples of community-based housing schemes built in the UK. Each seminar is organised around a specific theme. Key-note papers will be presented by international and national experts together with interventions, posters and open-forum discussion.  Among our aims are to develop a frame of reference for terminology and concepts to be used in the output from this series.

Who can take part?

Seminars involve a maximum of approximately 25 participants who will have to apply and register in order to take part. 

There is no charge for the seminar, but participants will have to meet their own travel costs. Travel costs for a number of postgraduate/ low-wage/ non-profit sector participants will be covered by the organisers.  To request one of these limited bursaries, you will need to complete the relevant section of the application form.