The second symposium, ‘Living the Good Life’, built on the theme of sustainability and low impact living. Prresentations from academics Professor Jenny Pickerill, Professor Dave Mullins and Dr Keith Halfacree.
Professor Jenny Pickerill
Jenny's current research includes analysing the social, geographical and political issues of eco-housing in order to better understand the forms and functions of eco-homes, how eco-homes could be improved, how to encourage more supply and demand, how eco-building knowledge travels and how to make eco-housing more affordable.
Professor Dave Mullins
David has been based at the University of Birmingham since 1989 and until 2011 he worked in the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies where he undertook a variety of research and teaching roles including Director of Research He was appointed to the Chair in Housing Policy in 2006 and joined the Third Sector Research Centre in 2009 where he currently leads the housing and service delivery streams.
Dr Keith Halfacree
Keith Halfacree is engaged with conceptual debates concerning the ways in which the rural is changing in Britain and other countries in the global North. He recently obtained Leverhulme Trust support to explore how people involved in recent British 'back-to-the-land' experiments interact on a daily basis with the land.