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Read more at: 'Demarginalising’ a territorially stigmatised neighbourhood?: The relationship between governance configurations and trajectories of urban change

'Demarginalising’ a territorially stigmatised neighbourhood?: The relationship between governance configurations and trajectories of urban change

Gentrification and territorial stigma are understood to be closely linked, yet the workings of the governance networks which underlay this relationship have seldom been explored in depth. This paper, by Dr Hannah Holmes, seeks to develop understandings of this relationship by showing how the...


Read more at: The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance

The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance

Published in Urban Studies, The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance: Decision-making in the Smart Cambridge programme, UK explores the ethical debate around Smart Cities. The authors present the case for extending the debate to include the ethical content which can be traced in decision-...


Read more at: Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

The journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management has published a paper authored by Drs Reyhaneh Shojaei, Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Gemma Burgess. The paper draws on data gathered from a series of interviews with professionals in strategic and management roles with construction...


Read more at: Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

A paper published in the journal Construction Management and Economics explores the research methodologies reported in OSM literature. The authors identify key relationships between different methodological approaches which in turn reveal a growing hybridisation of research designs, data sources...


Read more at: The promises and reality of smart telecare

The promises and reality of smart telecare

This paper by Phoebe Stirling and Gemma Burgess asks how the introduction of “smart” digital technologies might affect the goals that can be attributed to telecare for older people, by those coordinating its provision. In-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted with local authorities, housing...


Read more at: Housing for highly mobile transnational professionals: evolving forms of housing practices in Moscow and London

Housing for highly mobile transnational professionals: evolving forms of housing practices in Moscow and London

Most housing forms and living arrangements in contemporary cities are designed for settled populations, and housing markets poorly address the needs of mobile population groups. This paper, by CCHPR researcher Sabina Maslova, explores the housing forms and living arrangements which emerge from the...


Read more at: How countries achieve greater use of offsite manufacturing to build new housing: identifying typologies through institutional theory

How countries achieve greater use of offsite manufacturing to build new housing: identifying typologies through institutional theory

This paper, co-authored by CCHPR researchers and researchers from the Cambridge Service Alliance at the University of Cambridge, looks at the complexities of the international construction sector and seeks to apply institutional theory to analyse the factors driving greater use of OSM to build...


Read more at: International technology transfer through projects: A social construction of technology perspective

International technology transfer through projects: A social construction of technology perspective

A paper co-authored by Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong has been published by the International Journal of Project Management. Using the social construction of technology (SCOT) theoretical lens, International technology transfer through projects: A social construction of technology perspective explains the ‘...


Read more at: Transforming the construction sector: an institutional complexity perspective

Transforming the construction sector: an institutional complexity perspective

A paper authored by CCHPR and CSA researchers has been published online by Construction Innovation. Transforming the construction sector: an institutional complexity perspective discusses the ongoing efforts to transform the construction sector through a mix of policy-backed voluntary and coercive...


Read more at: Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

An Evidence Review authored by Gemma Burgess, Hannah Holmes and Phoebe Stirling has been published by Research in Practice. Ageing well: Housing options and alternative models of living for later life is a think-piece on housing options and alternative modes of living for later life. It provides an...


Read more at: Landguardism in Ghana - examining public perceptions about the driving factors

Landguardism in Ghana - examining public perceptions about the driving factors

Richmond Ehwi has co-authored a paper on pubic perceptions of languardism in Ghana. Published by Land Use Policy, the paper elaborates on the political and policy implications of mitigating landguardism. Previous studies have qualitatively explored the drivers of this phenomenon from the...


Read more at: Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

The International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis has published an article by Richmond Ehwi and his co-authors. In Ghana, the practice of landlords demanding that renters pay rent advance (RA) of between 6 months and 5 years is well noted. Surprisingly, renters appear divided into the...


Read more at: Built environment of Britain in 2040: Scenarios and strategies

Built environment of Britain in 2040: Scenarios and strategies

A paper by Richmond Ehwi and colleagues from the Centre for Digital Built Britain has been published by Sustainable CIties and Society. The paper explores how digital technology offers opportunities to understand and model solutions to the multiple issues facing society. It looks twenty years ahead...


Read more at: Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

Towards a well-informed rental housing policy in Ghana

The International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis has published an article by Richmond Ehwi and his co-authors. In Ghana, the practice of landlords demanding that renters pay rent advance (RA) of between 6 months and 5 years is well noted. Surprisingly, renters appear divided into the...


Read more at: A review of Ageing in Place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia- Pacific

A review of Ageing in Place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia- Pacific

Hannah Holmes review of ‘Ageing in place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia-Pacific’, Edited by Bruce Judd, Kenichi Tanoue, and Edgar Liu, has been published by the International Journal of Housing Policy. The book highlights the importance of creating a suitable physical...


Read more at: Walls within walls: examining the variegated purposes for walling in Ghanaian gated communities

Walls within walls: examining the variegated purposes for walling in Ghanaian gated communities

Richmond Ewhi's paper, which examines the functions performed by walls in gated communities in Ghana, has been published by the journal Housing Studies.


Read more at: The Influence of the Belt and Road Initiative in Europe

The Influence of the Belt and Road Initiative in Europe

The Influence of the Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, by Franziska Sielker & Elisabeth Kaufmann, was published in September 2020 by the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science. The paper contributes to the growing body of literature aimed at understanding the wide-ranging implications of...


Read more at: Homelessness Prevention through One-to-One Coaching

Homelessness Prevention through One-to-One Coaching

Homelessness Prevention through One-To-One Coaching: The Relationship between Coaching, Class Stigma, and Self-Esteem by Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess has been published by Housing, Theory and Society.


Read more at: Divergence in planning for affordable housing: A comparative analysis of England and Portugal

Divergence in planning for affordable housing: A comparative analysis of England and Portugal

Dr Sonia Alves's paper, Divergence in planning for affordable housing: A comparative analysis of England and Portugal , draws on findings from her research into planning for affordable housing in London, Lisbon and Copenhagen.


Read more at: Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana's traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Ghana

Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana's traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Ghana

Housing Studies have published a paper co-authored by Richmond Ehwi This paper investigates housing transformation, the rent gap and gentrification in compound houses in Bantama, a sub-metro in Ghana’s second-largest city, Kumasi. It argues that the ongoing housing transformation has altered the ‘...


Read more at: ARCOM Conference Paper : OSM & Construction Industry Transformation

ARCOM Conference Paper : OSM & Construction Industry Transformation

The paper 'Offsite manufacturing and construction industry transformation: a multi-level socio-technical transitions perspective' has been published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference.


Read more at: Small-scale modular housing could provide a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness

Small-scale modular housing could provide a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness

CCHPR researchers have teamed up with colleagues at the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics Economy and Social Change in this article for The Conversation .


Read more at: Unpicking the downsizing discourse

Unpicking the downsizing discourse

A paper by Gemma Burgess and Valentine Quinio has been published online by the journal Housing Studies. Unpicking the downsizing discourse: understanding the housing moves made by older people in England discusses the nuances of the resiidential moves made by over 55s in England. The ‘downsizing’...


Read more at: Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana: reappraising the reasons why people move into gated communities

Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana: reappraising the reasons why people move into gated communities

This paper, by Richmond Ehwi, Prof Nicky Morrison and Prof Pete Tyler, was published online in Housing Studies in December 2019. Gated communities are proliferating in most developing countries. Scholars, however, continue to rely on mainstream demand-based arguments mostly framed in developed...


Read more at: Exploring the Financial Implications of Advance Rent Payment and Induced Furnishing of Rental Housing in Ghanaian Cities: The Case of Dansoman, Accra-Ghana

Exploring the Financial Implications of Advance Rent Payment and Induced Furnishing of Rental Housing in Ghanaian Cities: The Case of Dansoman, Accra-Ghana

Housing Policy Debate have published an article by Richmond Juvenile Ehwi, Lewis Abedi Asante & Nicky Morrison. Across the globe, private rental housing performs a critical role within modern housing systems. However, the nature of the sector, the households it serves, and the contractual...


Read more at: Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London

A paper by Dr Sabina Maslova and Prof Russell King has been published in Cities. This paper explores the residential trajectories of highly skilled transnational migrants in London. It analyses this under-researched topic by drawing on interview data with 32 mostly Italian and Russian migrants. The...


Read more at: Community Exchange and Time Currencies: A systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes

Community Exchange and Time Currencies: A systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes

A paper by Caroline Lee, Gemma Burgess, Isla Kuhn, Andy Cowan and Louise Lafortune has been published in the journal Public Health.


Read more at: Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City

A journal paper co-authored by Sabina Maslova and Gemma Burgess has been published online by the International Journal of Housing Policy. Different legal statuses of migrants are known to affect housing opportunities in the destination cities. The research explores the housing journeys of Ghanaian...


Read more at: Virtuous or vicious circles?

Virtuous or vicious circles?

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.


Read more at: The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK

The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK

The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK: The Motivations for and Experiences of Multigenerational Living by Gemma Burgess and Kathryn Muir has been published online in Housing, Theory and Society . Multigenerational living is a household arrangement that has been little studied in...