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Auspices: ISA RC43

International Sociological Association (ISA)

This conference is being held under the auspices of the International Sociological Association.

The ISA is an international non-profit social science association established in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO to represent social scientists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 109 countries.

The ISA is a member of the International Social Science Council and enjoys a status of the Non-Governmental Organization in formal associate relations with UNESCO and special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

The on-going scientific activities of the ISA are decentralised in Research Committees, Working Groups and Thematic Groups, each dealing with a well recognized specialty. These groups bring together scholars who wish to pursue comparative research on a transnational basis and they constitute basic networks of scientific research, intellectual debate and professional exchange.

Housing & the Built Environment
Research Committee 43

Join the Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment of the International Sociological Association.
Application Form, click here

The research committee on Housing and the Built Environment is an international association founded in 1978 to provide a forum for promoting research and communication among housing researchers.

The Research Committee had its origins in sessions held at the Uppsala Congress in 1974 and has organized sessions on housing-related topics at each subsequent World Congress of Sociology. In addition, it conducts biennial international conferences and also has sponsored a number of smaller regional meetings. Past venues include Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Prague, Montreal, Beijing, Nairobi, Budapest, and Alexandria(USA).

Members come from an array of disciplines including sociology, geography, political science, economics, planning and public policy. Membership is global, covering every continent and more than 30 countries. Contacts between group members have led to mutual visits, guest lectures, and collaboration in research and practice.

The committee on Housing and the Built Environment became a formal Research Committee of the ISA in 1990.

The objectives of RC43 are:

To create an international community among scholars in the field of housing and the built environment

To promote the development of social science theory and research on housing and the built environment;

To contribute to informed decisions regarding intervention in and invention of housing and the built environments supportive of human needs.

RC43 Executive Council, 2002-2006

Willem van VLIET, USA,

Wim BLAUW, Netherlands, Pat EDWARDS, USA

Secretary and Treasurer
C. Theodore KOEBEL, USA,

Dan Ferrand Bechmann, France
Flavio de Souza, United Kingdom
Jürgen Friedrichs, Germany
Kazuo Hayakawa, Japan
David Hulchanski, Canada
Alan Murie, United Kingdom
Suzana Pasternak Taschner, Brazil
Mara Sidney, USA
Janet Smith, USA
David C. Thorns, New Zealand
Michael Bounds, Australia

Past President
Leslie Kilmartin, Australia

Founding President
Elizabeth HuttmanRC

43 Website, Listserv, Newsletter

ISA’s website for RC43
The RC43 website (under construction)

RC43 Listserv
Research Committee 43 has begun a listserv where members can read and post information on housing, including job openings, request for information, news on upcoming events, recent publications, etc.

To join the list, send email to:
with the message: subscribe rc_43 in the message area.

RC43 Newsletter
The membership newsletter, Housing Notes, is published twice a year.

July 2002 Issue, pdf file [67 KB].

Newsletter editor:
Mara Sidney
Rutgers University
Department of Political Science
Hill Hall
New Jersey 07102 U.S.A
Phone: 973-353-5787 Fax: 973-353-5103

RC43 Membership

Dues for four years
Regular US$ 40
Category B countries US$ 30
Category C countries & students US$ 20
Plus ISA membership dues. Contact the International Sociological Association for membership registration and payment.

Conference Theme
Auspices: ISA RC43
Organizing Committee
Conference Program & Schedule
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Housing Practice
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