Getting in the door : the voluntary provision of accessible housing in Australia

Ward, Margaret, Franz, Jill M., & Adkins, Barbara A. (2012) Getting in the door : the voluntary provision of accessible housing in Australia. In Beer, Andrew (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2012 (AHRC12), The Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Austalia, pp. 1-15.

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This paper outlines the methodology used in a PhD qualitative research study on the agency of the housing industry in Australia in the provision of accessible housing. Previous studies have identified the need for an increased supply of accessible housing to optimise the inclusion and participation of all people, yet the demand for accessible housing by new home buyers is minimal and voluntary strategies to increase supply have typically failed. In 2010, housing industry leaders agreed to adopt a national voluntary access guideline for housing (Livable Housing Design) and a strategy to provide minimum access features in all new housing by 2020. This study explores the “escaped” phenomenon; how individual agents within the housing industry respond to such initiatives. As the paper is written mid-study it uses a preliminary theme in the findings, that is, minimal demand, to illustrate the methodology of the research.

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ID Code: 60167
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: accessible, housing, voluntariness, responsibility, social justice, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 May 2013 22:30
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 02:58

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