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Housing and Disasters

Call for Papers

Deadline: 1 September 2019

The research journal of the Housing Education and Research Association, Housing and Society, announces a call for papers to appear in a special issue of the journal related to the theme, “Housing and Disasters” edited by Sarah Kirby.

As evidenced by recent events in the United States and worldwide, disasters, man-made or natural, can have devastating effects on housing and communities.  Housing, services, and infrastructure, may be severely damaged or completely destroyed.  Citizens and businesses may struggle with relocation or rebuilding.  Whole communities may be challenged with how to re-establish themselves after total destruction.  This special issue of Housing and Society will highlight the effects of disaster on housing and communities, addressing the multitude of issues related to disaster.  Included in this focus is individual attachment to home and community; government and private response to disaster prevention and mitigation; social, physical, economic, and environmental vulnerabilities and risk; and implications for the housing market.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those addressing:

  • Public Policy and Private Investment
  • Vulnerability and Risk
  • Attachment to Home
  • Resilience, Mitigation, Sustainability
  • Ethnographic Research Related to Disaster
  • Community Relocation
  • Effects on Housing Market (delinquency, price, availability, etc.)

How to submit your paper

Manuscript submission deadline: September 1, 2019

For questions about this special issue, please contact Sarah Kirby at sdkirby@ncsu.edu

The journal uses Editorial Manager for submissions and reviews. Please review the journal's Instructions for Authors, before making a submission.

To submit your manuscript, visit the Editorial Manager site for Housing and Society, and click Author Login.

Please indicate that your manuscript is submitted for the special issue: Housing and Disasters.

All submissions undergo the Housing and Society blind peer review process, based on initial editor screening and double-blind review by at least two referees.

Housing and Society

Table of Contents for Housing and Society. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: Routledge

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Guest Editor

Sarah D. Kirby sdkirby@ncsu.edu