Trafford Housing Trust hosts professor’s book launch
Published by Becki Ord for Trafford Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities
Professor Harris Beider with his new book Race, Housing and Communities, Perspectives on Policy and Practice.
AN EMINENT professor in community cohesion chose a recent visit to Trafford Housing Trust to launch his new book.
Professor Harris Beider officially launched his latest study in hardback – Race, Housing and Communities, Perspectives on Policy and Practice.
Harris Beider took up his post as Professor in Community Cohesion at the Institute of Community Cohesion (ICOCO) in January 2008, moving from the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests include race, housing and community renewal.
A leading academic and management consultant, Professor Beider has undertaken research projects for CLG, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Housing Corporation, Housing Association Charitable Trust and many individual social landlords.
Professor Beider has worked closely with Trafford Housing Trust in the past on a community mentoring scheme to support local people experiencing domestic violence in BME communities. The two year project, which culminated in the Trust’s Conference into Domestic Violence in March 2008, explored issues such as forced marriage and honour violence.
Matthew Gardiner, Chief Executive for Trafford Housing Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Professor Beider and our colleagues from the social housing sector who have a particular interest in race and social housing.
“Not only were we able to host the launch of Professor Beider’s latest book, we were also able to open up the debate and discuss some of the more challenging issues on race, social housing and community cohesion.”
Professor Beider said: “I am delighted that Trafford Housing Trust organised this event who are consistently trying to improve performance and be innovative in the areas of equality and diversity. The book itself attempts to develop new ideas and themes on race, communities and housing by engaging with both academics and researchers.”
The event on Wednesday 9th May was attended by social housing professionals and race relations and equality organisations.