New Housing Researchers Colloquium
The New Housing Researchers Colloquium (NHRC) is, primarily, intended for researchers engaged in PhD studies on any housing related topic. It is, however, also open to other researchers that may choose to present their paper in a setting that offers a mentorial critique of their work. The papers presented at NHRC are reviewed by highly experienced senior researchers who provide critical feedback and suggest improvements for achieving better scientific quality. In addition to its scientific merits, the NHRC also offers participants the opportunity to establish new academic contacts worldwide.
What is, today, known as the New Housing Researchers Colloquium (NHRC) was initially called the Young Housing Researchers Seminar. The word ‘young’ was replaced by ‘new’ in the group’s name in 2002 in order to remove any unintended implication of age limitation that might dissuade some researchers from participating in the meetings.
Since 2000 NHRCs are being organised every other year, concurrently with the ENHR Conference. However, this decision is not totally restrictive. ENHR conference hosts are free to consecutively organise a NHRC if they choose to.
Since 2009, Richard Sendi is contact person for the NHRC on behalf of the Coor-dination Committee. His main task is to provide the necessary basic support to the NHRC organisers. Such support might take the form of advice on prescribed topics within the main conference theme, assistance in the organisation of workshops and assistance in the selection of mentors.