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TITLE Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference 2015
DATE 2015-04-20 HIT 3813
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Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference 2015



About: Search for New Paradigms for Collaborative Housing 
Date: April 10 – 11, 2015
At: Asian Culture Complex, Gwangju, Korea

Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) co-organized the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Conference 2015 with The Korean Housing Association and the Korea Land and Housing Corporation. The conference, aimed at dealing with housing issues in Asia-Pacific regions, took place in Gwangju this year on April 10 and 11. The conference was organized with the keynote sessions, plenary sessions, special workshops, and thesis presentations, and each session was designed under the theme of the day—“Housing Market and Reality” on the first day and “Qulity of Living, Urban Regeneration, and Sustainability” on the second day. Declaring the launch of a new paradigm called “Housing 2.0”, international participants suggested new, future-oriented solutions for housing issues based on collaboration and mutual understanding. 
On April 10, KRIHS President Kim Kyunghwan started the keynote session with his lecture entitled “Housing as an Intergenerational Issue.” In the lecture, President Kim talked about inter-generational housing issues by identifying the changes of patterns in housing consumption and purchases in each generation. In the keynote session, two more lectures followed: Professor Christine Whitehead of at the London School of Economics gave a lecture on “Owner-Occupation: Its Benefits and Risks in Different Market Contexts”; Professor Mitsuo Takada of Kyoto University presented “Global Environmental Issues and Local Lifestyle Culture.” 
The plenary session “Housing Economy and Policy,” hosted by the KRIHS, included three presentations: Professor Youngha Cho of the Oxford Brookes Universiy delivered a presentation called “Localized Housing Policy: the Impact on the Delivery of Affordable Housing in England.” Kim Hyeseung , research fellow at the KRIHS, introduced “Korean Housing Allowance Scheme and Implementation Issues.” Park Joon, associate research fellow at the KRIHS, presented “Impacts of Urban Expansion on Commuting and House Prices.”