Call for Abstracts – HERA Conference

Does your work focus on housing?  Consider submitting an abstract to present your research, teaching and/or outreach at the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia from October 7 – 10, 2018. Abstracts may be submitted until April 20. We welcome abstracts related to the conference theme – … More Call for Abstracts – HERA Conference

Amazing Architecture

The HERA conference provides a wonderful opportunity to see and learn about housing,  architecture and design in cities across the country.  At the Tulsa and Sringfield conferences we had the opportunity to visit two amazing Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Tulsa has an impressive collection of Art Deco buildings in large part because of the 1920s … More Amazing Architecture

HERA: The Housing Organization that Makes a Difference

The Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) has a long and rich history. Housing professionals started holding conferences in 1946, then formed the Association of Housing Educators in 1965, which became HERA in 2002. The first President of the organization in 1965 was Tessi Agan who authored one of the first housing textbooks – The … More HERA: The Housing Organization that Makes a Difference

The Beat Goes On: From Boarding Houses to Gen Alpha

The theme for the 2017 Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference is a great fit for Lowell, Massachusetts. It’s about change. “The beat goes on” refers to the Beat Generation. The city was the birthplace of writer Jack Kerouac, who coined the term “Beat Generation.” A central element of Beat culture was the rejection of … More The Beat Goes On: From Boarding Houses to Gen Alpha