RC43: Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment

  • Description
  • 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 thirty years ago 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, Mon­tréal, Bei­jing, Nairobi, Budapest, and Alexan­dria (USA).

    Mem­bers come from an array of dis­ci­plines includ­ing soci­ol­ogy, geog­ra­phy, polit­i­cal sci­ence, eco­nom­ics, plan­ning and pub­lic pol­icy. RC43 is not an asso­ci­a­tion of soci­ol­o­gists but a multi-​disciplinary group of researchers with a focus on hous­ing and the built envi­ron­ment. The top­ics of hous­ing and the built envi­ron­ment do not belong to any one discipline.

    Mem­ber­ship in RC43 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.

    Given its long his­tory and excel­lent rep­u­ta­tion, the Inter­na­tional Soci­o­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion serves as an appro­pri­ate home for schol­ars focused on the many aspects of hous­ing and the built environment.

    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.
    • Statutes of the Research Com­mit­tee on Hous­ing & the Built Envi­ron­ment RC43


    Website rc43.org/
    Phone +55.81.2126-8306

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