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Experimental review of the Cambridge Travel to Work Area (TTWA) as a tool for informing local housing policy - including a study of the Ely housing market in the context of the Cambridge TTWA

Jun 23, 2016

Travel To Work Areas are used primarily to understand local labour markets, but are also used in housing planning. However, TTWAs do not allow for overlap. Taking Cambridge as their example Chihiro Udagawa and Dr Paul Sanderson identify commuting areas for Cambridge that lie within the boundaries of other employment hubs. Their study suggests care should be taken when using TWAs for housing planning purposes.

New research into housing for young people published

Jun 23, 2016

A new report into what Local Authorities and Housing Associations in Wales can do to increase the economically viable provision of affordable accommodation for young single people under 35 in the social housing sector.

Wisbech Time Credits – individual member case studies show impact of volunteering on health outcomes

May 12, 2016

This report is the first of a series of papers on emerging findings from the evaluation. It draws on in depth face to face interviews with Time Credit members.

Health outcomes of place based approaches to building community cohesion: Time Credits in England – research presented by Dr Burgess at AAG conference in San Francisco

May 05, 2016

Dr Gemma Burgess presented a paper at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting/Geography and Urban Health Symposium in San Francisco in April.

Young people and poverty – workshop for housing providers

Apr 27, 2016

CCHPR delivered a workshop to Welsh housing providers on the emerging findings from research into the role of housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people.

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