COVID-19: Conference is postponed to 2021

Dear all,

To date, we received overwhelming responses with abstract submissions from countries all over the world – Japan, China, Belgium, Germany to name a few. We would like to thank to all the potential participants for the interests shown in APNHR 2020. However, due to the escalation of Covid-19 cases throughout the world, we have come to a very difficult decision to postpone the conference to 2021.

If you have submitted your abstract, we are giving you an option to continue or withdraw your submission. Please email us at to inform your decision.

We would like to apologize for the inconveniences caused. As we are now observing a restriction movement order throughout Malaysia, you may not be able to contact us through telephone, however you may reach us at should you have any inquiry.

Thank you.


2020 Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference (APNHR 2020)

10 - 13 August 2020

Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor Lecturing on Stage

Welcome to APNHR 2020

Universiti Malaya (UM) is proud to host the APNHR conference for the second time. The 2020 APNHR conference will provide an international platform to address the conference theme Housing Culture, Environment and Development.

This is a must-attend for anyone wanting to play a part in the housing future of Asia Pacific and beyond. As Universiti Malaya is located in the city center of Kuala Lumpur, the participants will have the opportunity to explore the dynamic city and enjoy its diverse culture.

The technical visit to the historical city of Melaka will offer refreshing views of a UNESCO world heritage site rich in housing culture.



Themes & Sub themes

  • Housing culture, housing form and social development

  • Housing affordability and mobility

  • Housing financialisation and property cycles

  • Housing sustainability and livability

  • Housing policy and urban development

  • Housing wealth and social inequality

  • Ageing societies: co-residence and independent living

  • Housing future of the young generation

  • Informal housing in developing countries

  • Migrant workers and housing quality

  • Comparative and transferability of housing policies



Abstract Submission  (EXTENDED): 15 March 2020
Notification of Acceptance (EXTENDED) : 15 April 2020
Full Paper Submission: 17 July 2020
Conference: 10 August 2020


Get in Touch

APNHR2020 Secretariate

Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning & Real Estate (SUPRE)

Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

+603 79675396

+603 79675713


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