Dr Sophia Maalsen

Australian’s experiences of housing are changing due to rising housing unaffordability, uncertain employment prospects & digital disruptions to housing markets. A diverse housing system is resulting, as housing providers & consumers innovate with novel housing models & practices to find solutions to housing problems. Contemporary housing thinking cannot grasp this reshaping of housing. The project aims to advance a new conceptual framework & innovative methodologies to understand the new housing landscape as digital, rented & shared. It expects to generate new empirical knowledge using digital methodologies & grow international research networks. This should provide benefits such as evidence to inform policy & a digital methods toolkit.

Related Publications:

Maalsen, S., Rogers, D., & Ross, L. P. (2020). Rent and crisis: Old housing problems require a new state of exception in Australia. Dialogues in Human Geography, 10 (2), 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1177/2043820620933849