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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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Exploring the financial implications of advance rent payment and induced furnishing of rental housing in Ghanaian cities

Powerful, unscrupulous landlords and weak regulation in Ghanaian cities lead to significant financial pressures on prospective and existing renters. In this paper for Housing Policy Debate, Dr Richmond Ehwi et al. look at the vicious financial cycle experienced by urban tenants who, tied to exploitative rental housing, face further implications for their mobility and natural lifecycle progression.

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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

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New papers published by CCHPR researchers

Oct 01, 2020

Housing Studies and the International Journal of Housing Policy have published papers by CCHPR researchers this month.

Jimmy's Cambridge release video of modular homes for local homeless people

Sep 09, 2020

This innovative project has seen the installation of six quality OSM units in Cambridge.

Facing a new economic Goliath

Sep 08, 2020

A blog by Franziska Sielker and her co-authors has been published by the Regional Studies Association.

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