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Sustainable development, regeneration and communities

New housing, business space and infrastructure in London
This research was conducted in partnership with University College London (UCL).
Provision of information on London’s development
For an international comparative study on global cities’ development, this project aims to provide the following pieces of information about London: (1) information about Urban Development Projects over the next decade, (2) information about Infrastructure Development Projects over the next decade, (3) information about a range of socio-economic policies over the next decade.
Mixed communities literature review
This review of the literature around the benefits of mixed communities was carried out under the call-off contract for the Scottish Government. This is to meet some of the analytical needs which the Communities Analytical Services Division (CASD) will have in 2009 and 2010.
The contribution of housing, planning and regeneration policies to mixed communities in Scotland
This short study looked at whether and how mainstream housing, planning and regeneration policies in Scotland are contributing to "mixed communities ". In particular, it investigated the ways in which these policies are fostering neighbourhoods which have a mix of housing tenures, and are therefore likely to attract households with a range of incomes.
Mixed communities policy review
The Minister for Housing & Communities in the Scottish Government requested a review to explore how Scottish Government policies that aim to create mixed communities are being implemented on the ground. The purpose of the review was to: 1. clarify what housing, regeneration and planning policies the Scottish Government have which should lead to the creation of mixed communities; 2. identify whether and how these policies are being implemented and what impact they are having; 3. consider policy implications.
The UK government national carbon reduction targets and regional housing market dynamics: Compatible or contradictory?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) commissioned this research from CCHPR with the aim of raising the profile of RICS at a regional level in the policy debates on sustainability and climate change.
The contribution of housing to urban renaissance
The purpose of this scoping study was to explore the role of housing development across the West Midlands region in generating urban renaissance.
The ward penalty in Birmingham
The Barrow Cadbury Trust approached Land Economy and CCHPR to conduct an investigation into the relationships between race, place and poverty in Birmingham. The study begins from the observation that many of the highly deprived parts of the city, particularly the inner urban areas, are also those with large minority ethnic populations.
The Working Neighbourhoods Fund scoping study
The Working Neighbourhoods Fund was established by Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions in 2008. Replacing the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, it directs funding to 65 local authorities to help them tackle concentrations of worklessness. A team from the Department of Land Economy, under the direction of Prof Peter Tyler and including several members of CCHPR, is leading the scoping study and interim evaluation of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund. CCHPR provided expertise for an online survey and qualitative fieldwork with districts in receipt of funding. Other elements of the whole research programme were carried out by Cambridge Econometrics and EDuce consultancy.
Taking the Gender Equality Duty into account in regeneration: Identifying good practice
This study assessed the degree to which gender is taken into consideration in regeneration schemes in the light of the Gender Equality Duty and identified best practice that could be used to aid the success of schemes elsewhere.
Promoting mixed communities through balanced lettings and asset management
The aims of the project, carried out for the Tenant Services Authority and Communities and Local Government, were to understand how to achieve a better balance between allocating social homes to the most needy, and preserving or improving the mix of the housing stock, in particular through balanced lettings and asset management policies. The project conducted 30 qualitative interviews with Chief Executives of RSLs and ALMOs and local authority Directors of Housing.
Evaluation of the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects
CCHPR was part of a consortium evaluating the Mixed Communities Demonstration Projects. These aimed to develop comprehensive approaches to neighbourhood renewal through major changes to the housing stock and tenure / income mix, improvements to the environment and action to reduce worklessness and crime. Whilst previous housing and regeneration programmes have included tenure and income diversification, the MCI aimed to do this further and faster to achieve genuine and sustainable change in disadvantaged areas.
Sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway
CCHPR worked in a multi-disciplinary team with others across the university to carry out this piece of research looking at sustainable development in the Kent Thames Gateway.
Additional housing supply: implications for sustainable communities
This is part of DCLG’s (then ODPM) response to the Barker Review of Housing Supply’s recommendations that many more dwellings are needed to reduce house price inflation. It draws on the results of a model of house price response to additional supply developed in a parallel project at Reading University.

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CCHPR publish their latest Annual Report

May 22, 2017

CCHPR has just published its 2017 Directors Report. The report gives a flavour of the research that CCHPR has been involved in during the year to March 2017.

CCHPR begin work on an evaluation of the New Horizons Project

May 15, 2017

The New Horizons Project works with people in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk to help them move closer to the job market. They do this in a number of different ways: by helping people feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get online and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work.

Getting involved in the community is good for your health!

May 02, 2017

On Thursday 18 May at 12.30pm, at the University Centre in Granta Place, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.

CCHPR are recruiting!

Apr 27, 2017

CCHPR are currently advertising for a Temporary Research Assistant

Ask the Expert: Professor Michael Oxley speaks at the Social Market Foundation

Apr 25, 2017

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a lunchtime seminar at the Social Market Foundation in March 2017. Professor Oxley discussed the changing role of the private rented housing sector in the UK and the corresponding implications for policy.

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