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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

 

At any one time, CCHPR will be working on a number of different research projects. Our current research programme is listed here.

Read more at: TAPPI 2 Evaluation and Learning Partner

TAPPI 2 Evaluation and Learning Partner

The Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (TAPPI) project aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people. Led by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), the TEC Services Association (TSA) and funded by The Dunhill Medical...


Read more at: The role of hostels in ending homelessness: assessing what works?

The role of hostels in ending homelessness: assessing what works?

As the first stage in developing a robust evidence base about the relative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different models of hostel provision, our research aims to provide an analysis and typology of current hostel provision in England. Collecting data from existing hostels will alllow us...


Read more at: Are modular homes a good temporary housing solution for people experiencing homelessness?

Are modular homes a good temporary housing solution for people experiencing homelessness?

Modular homes have only recently become a type of temporary accommodation provided for people experiencing homelessness in the UK and our research aims to provide evidence, from the four front runner schemes in Cambridge, about the impact and outcomes of using modular homes to provide temporary...


Read more at: Digital poverty in the UK

Digital poverty in the UK

Digital exclusion is a key aspect of poverty in the UK and is often siloed by policymakers. Digital activties are an increasingly prominent part of everyday life, and our research looks at the need for integrating digital inclusion policy with other policies targeted at addressing poverty, focusing...


Read more at: Housing characteristics and households' experiences with COVID-19 protocols in Ghana

Housing characteristics and households' experiences with COVID-19 protocols in Ghana

This research looks at how household composition and housing characteristics impact adherence to COVID-19 health and safety protocols in a developing country context. The research takes the Kumasi Metropolitan Area - Ghana’s second-largest metropolis - as a case study. A focus group discussion with...


Read more at: The housing market and the wider economy

The housing market and the wider economy

Our collaborative research programme for Places for People will take an in depth look at the housing market and the complexity of its relationship with society and the wider economy. Places for People want to continue to develop an innovative understanding of the housing market as a system, its...


Read more at: Understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction

Understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction

Transforming construction is a social, cultural, economic and political challenge, and not just a technical problem, and our project will focus on the key social and cultural factors inhibiting digital uptake in the construction sector and which are holding back transformation across the...


Read more at: Construction Innovation Hub

Construction Innovation Hub

Dr Gemma Burgess, Director of CCHPR, is a Co-Investigator on the £72m Construction Innovation Hub, a partnership between the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), the Building Research Establishment (BRE), and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).


Read more at: Building Better Opportunities - New Horizons

Building Better Opportunities - New Horizons

CCHPR has been commissioned to evaluate the New Horizons programme. New Horizons combines elements of financial inclusion, digital inclusion and employability delivered by employees hosted delivered from hubs in Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Cambridge with rural outreach. This project is...