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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) is a University of Cambridge Research Centre. Established in 1990 as the Property Research Unit, CCHPR is part of the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. With over 30 years’ experience in policy-relevant research, CCHPR has an international reputation for providing evidence and analysis to better support policy and practice on all issues affecting housing, planning and land use. 

Our research team

  • is a specialist team of high quality researchers and policy analysts at the Department of Land Economy, a 'World Leading' research department at the University of Cambridge
  • conducts research into all aspects of housing and planning, as well as interconnected social issues
  • is available to do short term research synthesis and longer term studies
  • provides the evidence and analysis to support your policy and practice 

Our specialisms include...

  • digital innovation in construction and housing
  • housing supply and affordability
  • housing for an ageing population
  • hosuing tenure and equality
  • alternative models of housing

We have...

  • detailed knowledge and experience of housing and planning
  • a team of highly qualified researchers with a complete range of research skills
  • a track record of work conducted to time and within budget

Working with your organisation, we...

  • turn your idea into a proposal for a research project that meets your needs
  • produce evidence-based guides for best practice
  • conduct data analysis and cost-benefit analysis
  • collect and analyse secondary data on housing and planning
  • provide you with customised data and analysis for your question/research problem
  • host exploratory seminars at locations to suit you
  • conduct surveys, focus groups, telephone and face to face interviews

Please contact us for more details on our services, to discuss your requirements or to commission research.