Contribute to the NZPR special issue on housing

State Housing, Dixon St Flats, Wellington 1940

We are calling for contributions to a special issue of the 2020 New Zealand Population Review, which will focus on housing. We are interested in papers that focus on aspects of housing such as housing policy, affordability, housing quality, crowding and homelessness – that have a population lens. Research can be contemporary or take more of an historical view. We encourage submissions on original research that you have been undertaking.

Click here for instructions for Contributors.

For this special issue we have two guest editors: Dr Kay Saville-Smith (CRESA, Affordable Housing for Generations programme, BBHTC) and Grace Walker, PhD student at the University of Canterbury and researcher at the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Kainga Tahi, Kainga Rua programme (BBHTC).

Grace will be coordinating papers with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific peoples. We would also be interested in short research notes around postgraduate research into housing in Aotearoa.

We request that you send us an abstract as soon as possible if you are interested in submitting a paper.

Final closing date for submissions: 30 September 2020

Articles and abstracts can be sent to:

For any further enquiries around the journal please contact the chief editor, Dr Tahu Kukutai at

About the NZ Population Review

The New Zealand Population Review is a peer reviewed journal carrying substantive articles on many aspects of population, mainly relating to New Zealand, but in some cases dealing with issues in the Pacific, Australia, Asia or elsewhere. These articles may be based on new empirical research, theoretical perspectives or policy-related analysis. The Review is published once a year and solicits substantive articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words. We also publish special issues – see here for the latest special issue NZPR 2019 Volume 45, Capturing the Diversity Dividend? Diversity Matters in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Image: State housing – Wellington’s Dixon Street flats c.1940 courtesy of Archives NZ under Creative Commons license 2.0