Dr Iris Levin

Dr Iris Levin is an architect, urban planner, lecturer and researcher.

Iris’s research includes investigations into the interface between migration and the built environment, particularly cities. She is passionate about working with diverse communities and is interested in housing for disadvantaged communities. She published Migration, settlement and the concepts of home and house (2016, Routledge) and co-edited Migration and urban transitions in Australia (for release in 2022, Palgrave Macmillan).

Iris is currently researching various aspects of social housing. She is interested in housing, social mix, social planning, the migrant house, migration and social diversity in cities. Her work is mostly qualitative.

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Housing temporary migrants: investigating challenges and policy opportunities

2023–2024

This Investigative Panel establishes the housing circumstances and experiences of temporary visa holders (TVHs) in Australia and provides critical evidence of challenges and opportunities in the development of housing policy and service provision.

Getting off the waiting list: Changing access to housing assistance

2022–2023

This project is part of the ‘Inquiry into supporting pathways in a social housing system’, led by Chris Martin (UNSW).

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