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Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.

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: 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: 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: 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 Consruction 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The role of housing providers and intermediaries in migrant access to (in)formal housing markets in the New York City

The role of housing providers and intermediaries in migrant access to (in)formal housing markets in the New York City

Sabina Maslova gave a presentation to academics at the IMISCOE Conference in July 2021. IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) is Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies. The presentation looked at the roles played...


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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Last-time buyers: why many older homeowners shun downsizing (The Guardian)

Last-time buyers: why many older homeowners shun downsizing (The Guardian)

In January 2021, The Guardian newspaper highlighted our research for the Nationwide Foundation in their feature 'A place called home'.


Read more at: Can smart homes meet the needs of our ageing population? The challenges of implementation

Can smart homes meet the needs of our ageing population? The challenges of implementation

Gemma Burgess, who sits on the TAPPI panel, gave a presentation as part of the Housing LIN Summit 2020 session on mainstreaming accessible housing on 11 December 2020. Smart homes presentation for Housing LIN.pdf Smart homes presentation for Housing LIN.pdf


Read more at: Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?, a blog by Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess, has been published by CCHPR.


Read more at: Towards a co-creative Stakeholder engagement framework for Smart City projects

Towards a co-creative Stakeholder engagement framework for Smart City projects

Richmond Ehwi gave a peer presentation to Department of Land Economy colleagues on 3 December 2020.


Read more at: The Quarantini Podcast

The Quarantini Podcast

Gemma Burgess contributed to The Quarantini podcast's look at the Digital Divide on 30 November 2020.


Read more at: The Digital Divide: what does the research tell us?

The Digital Divide: what does the research tell us?

Gemma Burgess presented some of CCHPR's research findings as part of the Cambridge Digital Partnership's online conference on 19 October 2020.


Read more at: New Horizons: Long term impact of coaching & the wider context of structural poverty

New Horizons: Long term impact of coaching & the wider context of structural poverty

Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess 's report for New Horizons looks at the longer term impact of the project.


Read more at: SO Resi Shared Ownership 2020

SO Resi Shared Ownership 2020

The findings of CCHPR's research, by Gemma Burgess, were released by SO Resi (Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing's shared ownership brand) at an industry event on 3 February 2021. The report, Shared Ownership Market Review 2020, can be downloaded from the SO Resi website here .


Read more at: Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Gemma Burgess presented to the Whitehall & Industry Group in August 2020


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: Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

The crisis is forcing us all to change direction, to rethink what we do and how we do it. In this series, the University of Cambridge asks the question: beyond the pandemic, where should we go from here?


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: Modular Housing Project: resident experiences

Modular Housing Project: resident experiences

Our report explores how and why the residents' increased sense of security and autonomy has enabled them to make positive changes to their lives. The evidence from the research suggests that providing modular homes in tandem with robust support services has the potential to improve outcomes for...


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