Free public forum: the future of our housing

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A free public event being held at the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 11 June will address some of the key issues impacting on the future of Australia's housing.

The forum raises significant social and economic questions about housing, with our ageing population, relentless suburban expansion and rising incidence of low-income "housing stress" all contributing to an increasingly uncertain quality of life.

Called Older. Poorer. Denser?, the forum is part of the University of Adelaide's Research Tuesdays free series of public seminars.

The event will address such issues as urban sprawl, high-density living, surging housing costs, the societal implications of homelessness, and the expectations of Baby Boomers for old-age accommodation.

The forum panellists are:

WHAT: Research Tuesdays: Older. Poorer. Denser? - How our society is changing and what it could mean for the future of Australian housing
WHERE: Scott Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN:5:30pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday 11 June 2013
COST: Free - but registration is essential: online at phone 8313 0651 or email


Contact Details

Professor Andrew Beer
Centre for Housing, Urban & Regional Planning
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 3216
Mobile: 0409 696 485

Nathan Paine
Executive Director
Property Council of Australia (SA Division)
Mobile: 0448 445 177

Associate Professor Susan Oakley
Head, Gender Studies and Social Analysis
School of Social Sciences
The University of Adelaide
Business: 08 8313 3352

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762