Aims:
  • How concentrations of social disadvantage have been conceptualized and how this relates to our broader understanding of the operation and impacts of housing and urban systems
  • The impacts of spatial disadvantage, and the importance of housing and place in mediating the incidence and experience of residents of disadvantaged areas
  • How policy, practitioners and communities can respond to spatial disadvantage in ‘best for people, best for place’ terms

Concentrations of Social Disadvantage

This project focuses on the role of housing, housing policies and programs in how we understand, and where appropriate, address the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage. This project will:

1. Seek to identify the ways in which social disadvantage has been conceptualised to aid a comprehensive understanding of the function and implications of housing mechanisms

2. Examine the impacts of spatial disadvantage in understanding the factors that best mediate the experience of people residing in houses within disadvantaged areas

3. Developing best practice responses for policy, practitioners and communities.

This multi year research project hopes to provide an insight into the effectiveness of regeneration policy.

Project Value: 
$31 594.00
Funding: 
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
University of Tasmania
Partners: 
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute; University of Tasmania
Date: 
2011 to 2014
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Paul Memmott (p.memmott@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • How concentrations of social disadvantage have been conceptualized and how this relates to our broader understanding of the operation and impacts of housing and urban systems
  • The impacts of spatial disadvantage, and the importance of housing and place in mediating the incidence and experience of residents of disadvantaged areas
  • How policy, practitioners and communities can respond to spatial disadvantage in ‘best for people, best for place’ terms
Type: 
Qualitative
Mixed Methods
Keywords: 
Housing
Wellbeing
Community
Social inclusion
Social exclusion
Number: 
ISSR020226