Household adaptation in Aboriginal public housing: a social practice approach

Martel, A and Horne, R 2013, 'Household adaptation in Aboriginal public housing: a social practice approach', in A/Prof Steven Rowley, Dr Rachel Ong, Dr Sanna Markkanen (ed.) 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference: Refereed Proceedings, Perth, Australia, 6 - 8 February 2013, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Household adaptation in Aboriginal public housing: a social practice approach
Author(s) Martel, A
Horne, R
Year 2013
Conference name Housing the Needs of Diverse Populations
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates 6 - 8 February 2013
Proceedings title 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference: Refereed Proceedings
Editor(s) A/Prof Steven Rowley, Dr Rachel Ong, Dr Sanna Markkanen
Publisher Curtin Business School
Place of publication Perth, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract The paper traces recent changes to household infrastructure and tenancy management procedures in the town camps of Alice Springs and reports on changing social practices of town camp residents in the context of climate change adaptation. It is drawn from a wider study and forms part of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) funded project "Living Change". The project examines social practices and town camp resident memories of dealing with hot and cold weather and extreme weather events, including heat, cold, storm and flood. Specifically, within this, the focus for this paper is upon dealing with hot weather, in the context of increasing temperatures, heat waves and hot weather related events. Focussing on how residents deal with heat and hot weather conditions, the project utilises a social practice methodology to highlight developments in household practices and community resilience to predicted climate change.
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Copyright notice © 2013 Authors, Curtin Business School
ISBN 9780646909226
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 128 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 14:30:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us