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The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research has been undertaking policy-oriented research since 1990. To read more about the Centre, its current research themes and its people - as well as how to contact us and where to find us, click here.

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Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana

Gated communities are proliferating in most developing countries but insufficient attention is paid to context-specific factors. In their paper for Housing Studies, Dr Richmond Ehwi and his co-authors emphasise Ghana’s land administration challenges and demonstrate how these challenges influence people’s reasons to move into gated communities.

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Virtuous or vicious cycles? The role of developer contributions

A paper co-authored by Gemma Burgess was published by Geoforum in November 2019. 'Virtuous or vicious circles? Exploring the behavioural connections between developer contributions and path dependence: Evidence from England' looks at behavioural aspects of the planning process and how developer contributions across England have resulted in inequalities in economic development.

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Unpicking the downsizing discourse

Downsizing is presented as a policy goal but only a minority of older households actually downsize. The complex nuances of residential moves by the over 55s are discussed in this Housing Studies paper by Gemma Burgess and Valentine Quinio.

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Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city

The paper, published by Cities, explores the residential trajectories of Russian and Italian professionals in London. Sabina Maslova and her co-author look at the differing motivations and choices behind individual housing careers.

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Living on the edge

Gemma Burgess and Lynne McAulay talk about the evaluation of the New Horizons project