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2019

Projects commencing in 2019
How can smart technologies meet the demand of an ageing population?

The increase in the proportion of older people has been described as “one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century” (United Nations, 2015), with huge implications for government health and social care budgets. Our research for the Dunhill Medical Trust, which starts in October 2019, will collect data about 'smart' home technologies in order to understand how these innovations support wellbeing and independent living.

CSaP Impact Hunting

The aim of the research is to identify examples of impact resulting from the meetings between academics and Policy Fellows. This will provide a narrative about the ability of the University of Cambridge's Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) to generate impact, which may be useful input for the University’s environment statement.

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Creating positive economic communities

Funded by The Local Trust, Prof Pete Tyler and Dr Gemma Burgess will lead a team of researchers in reviewing how positive economic change might be sustainably created in communities with a population of 5,000 to 15,000, where there is sufficient local involvement and adequate long term support.

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 construction supply chain. The research will seek to understand and then improve the socio-cultural bottlenecks preventing the uptake of technical innovations in construction.

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Households of the Future. Bookings now open for our Cambridge Festival of Ideas event of 15 October

Sep 23, 2019

Households of the future: will sharing our home become the new norm? Tuesday 15 October 6.00pm - 7.45pm

Journal article published in Housing, Theory and Society

Aug 27, 2019

Gemma Burgess and Kathryn Muir's paper, The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK: The Motivations for and Experiences of Multigenerational Living, has been published online in Housing, Theory and Society.

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