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CCHPR's publications during 2021

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: Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World

Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World

The House of Lords Select Committee on COVID-19 published its evidence report in April 2021. The inquiry focused on those aspects of our lives that are known to have an impact on our wellbeing: mental and physical health, social interaction, work and education. Other overarching issues, including...


Read more at: Closing the Digital Divide: Bristol Poverty Institute conference

Closing the Digital Divide: Bristol Poverty Institute conference

Gemma Burgess took part in ' Closing the Digital Divide - Challenges and Opportuities ', part of Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals: From the Local to the Global, the Bristol Poverty Institute's 2021 Peter Townsend Memorial Conference. This online conference took place between 27 - 29...


Read more at: Deploying modular housing in the UK: exploring the benefits and risks for the housebuilding industry

Deploying modular housing in the UK: exploring the benefits and risks for the housebuilding industry

Faced with an ongong undersupply of housing in the UK, the use of digital technologies has been widely promoted as a key solution to the challenges faced by the construction industry. Particular emphasis has been placed on the potential of offiste manufacture for increasing and improving the...


Read more at: Digital exclusion and the importance of getting online

Digital exclusion and the importance of getting online

CCHPR’s third report for New Horizons focuses on digital inclusion, which encompasses access to suitable devices and internet connections, as well as digital literacy and a range of other factors. It draws on interviews with coaches and participants from the New Horizons project, to show how...


Read more at: Digital exclusion: findings from the New Horizons project

Digital exclusion: findings from the New Horizons project

Dr Hannah Holmes presented her work on the factors which shape experiences of digital exclusio n at the Cambridge Digital Partnership Conference in October 2021, and at the Cambridge Wireless International Conference in November 2021. These presentations highlighted some of the key factors which...


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: 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: 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: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix B

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix B

Leasehold and Freehold Charges Appendix B: Analysis of stakeholder interviews Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix_B.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix_B.pdf


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C Survey of leaseholders results Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C survey of leaseholder results.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C survey of leaseholder results.pdf


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D

Leasehold and freehold charges: Analysis of leaseholder interviews Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D.pdf


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of research findings

Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of research findings

Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of Research Findings is our final report for the project. Published by the Ministry of Housing, Commuities and Local Government in May 2021, it is supported by four appendices as well as data published by MHCLG. Leasehold and freehold charges: final report...


Read more at: Mind the gap: the digital divide is getting bigger

Mind the gap: the digital divide is getting bigger

Mark Scott, chief tech correspondent for Politico, spoke to Gemma Burgess and Hannah Burgess about the Digital Divide, and quoted them both in his March post: COVID-19 disinformation - Digital divide .


Read more at: Problem Framing in UK Smart Cities

Problem Framing in UK Smart Cities

Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi and Dr Hannah Holmes presented their work on problem-framing in UK Smart Cities at the II Digital Geographies Conference in October 2021. Their presentation considered how areas of focus – or verticals – for smart initiatives are selected by those involved in urban...


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: Towards a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects: presentation

Towards a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects: presentation

Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi gave a talk on a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects at a HTA Design LLP evening event in August 2021. HTA Design LLP is an organisation of housing design specialists with expertise in areas such as community-led design, urban and estate regeneration...


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: Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Our report for Places for People, Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities , explores the current constraints on the market for specialised housing for older people and calls for clarity and a government-led vision for the future of retirement...


Read more at: Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Our report for Places for People, Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities , explores the current constraints on the market for specialised housing for older people and calls for clarity and a government-led vision for the future of retirement...


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