Since 2020, we’ve been publishing occasional Housing Futures essays, in addition to original research articles, policy reviews and book reviews.


Like everything we publish, the Housing Futures essays advance debate on the role of housing policy, systems and practice in responding to significant global or regional challenges. In contrast to research articles, though, the essays advance expert opinion and seek to speculate and innovate by synthesising new directions in housing.

The essays connect housing with broader issues, in order to extend our long-standing aim of placing “housing policies and practice in the context of other public policies and to link developments in housing with broader social, economic and political change.”

These essays are by invitation, but do contact us if you have an idea for an essay topic, or housing academics you want to hear from.

Here are links to the essays published to date:

Research during the COVID-19 pandemic: ethics, gender and precarious work

Caitlin Buckle

Home, inequalities and care: perspectives from within a pandemic

Sophie Bowlby & Eleanor Jupp

A home for xenophobia: U.S. public housing policy under Trump

Ryan Allen & Edward G. Goetz

Radical housing: on the politics of dwelling as difference

Michele Lancione

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