School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

World Urban Forum 9, Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Kuala Lumpur

A networking event hosted by Oxford Brookes University and the International Labour Office.

WORLD URBAN FORUM 9, KUALA LUMPUR
Towards a new and combined urban agenda on labour and housing markets

A networking event hosted by Oxford Brookes University and the International Labour Office.

Moderator: Professor Ramin Keivani, Oxford Brookes University
Date: Sunday 11 February 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: WUF9, Kuala Lumpur, KLCC, ONE UN ROOM

Housing and labour markets are strongly related. Many people cannot get a proper job because of difficult access to appropriate housing close to employment opportunities and poor shelter also affects their wellbeing and productivity. Conversely, many urban workers cannot get a proper housing unit because of weak labour markets, including low wages and insecure employment. In spite of such strong interaction there is a relative lack of examination of the nexus between these two markets particularly in the global south. This session addresses this issue.

Key questions are:
- What are the main housing and labour market mutual influences?
- How are these different in formal and informal housing/labour markets?
- What are the main barriers to better aligning the two markets?
- What can be done by public, private and community sectors to overcome these
barriers, particularly for the low income and marginalised communities?

Download the event flyer here.