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All Publications and Presentations

Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.
Flourishing Systems
The Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain have published a white paper: 'Flourishing systems: re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing'.
Unpicking the downsizing discourse
A paper by Gemma Burgess and Valentine Quinio has been published online by the journal Housing Studies. Unpicking the downsizing discourse: understanding the housing moves made by older people in England discusses the nuances of the resiidential moves made by over 55s in England.
Community Exchange and Time Currencies: A systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes
A paper by Caroline Lee, Gemma Burgess, Isla Kuhn, Andy Cowan and Louise Lafortune has been published in the journal Public Health.
Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM
Our policy paper for the Bennett Institute of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge forms part of the series 'An Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow'.
Virtuous or vicious circles?
A paper co-authored by Gemma Burgess was published by Geoforum in November 2019: Virtuous or vicious circles? Exploring the behavioural connections between developer contributions and path dependence: Evidence from England.
Working together to respond to poverty in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
The New Horizons Conference was held on 21 November, 2019 at the Storey Centre, Eddington, Cambridge.
Offsite construction: is it the answer to the housing crisis?
Dr Gemma Burgess presented at the National Housing Federation's Asset Management and Maintenance Conference on 23 October 2019.
Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?
Our final report for the Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society was published in 2019. A summary report is also available.
Exploring CSaP's impact
Our report for the Centre for Science and Policy explores the impact and acheivements of the Policy Fellowship programme.
Households of the Future: will sharing our home become the new norm?
CCHPR researchers and special guests were joined by members of the public for a lively debate on cohousing, multigenerational living and life as a digital nomad at Queens' College, Cambridge on Tuesday 15 October.
The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK
The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK: The Motivations for and Experiences of Multigenerational Living by Gemma Burgess and Kathryn Muir has been published online in Housing, Theory and Society.
Creating positive economic communities (draft report)
A draft version of our report for Local Trust is available.
Tackling digital, financial and employment exclusion
This final report for the Evaluation of the New Horizons programme provides evidence about the impact of personalised coaching for people facing financial, digital and workplace exclusion.
Reinventing Renting
Our report, Reinventing Renting: The application of digital technology in housing for 'generation rent', was presented as part of the CDBB's September2019 showcase event .
Reinventing Renting
Our report, Reinventing Renting: The application of digital technology in housing for 'generation rent', was presented as part of the CDBB's September2019 showcase event .
ITV News Anglia report on New Horizons
ITV News Anglia reporter Elodie Harper reported on the impact of the New Horizons project at the end of May 2019.
Reciprocity in the co-production of public services
Gemma Burgess and Daniel Durrant's paper has been published in Social Policy and Society.
BIM in the UK house building industry
Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation to the BIM4Housing group on the opportunities for and barriers to adoption of BIM in the UK house building industry.
Co-living for vulnerable older people: Stakeholder views
The second phase of CCHPR's project for The Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society comprised a series of interviews with stakeholders in order to better understand co-living models of housing for older people.
Is co-living a good choice to support healthy, happy ageing at home?
Our booklet, 'Is co-living a good choice to support healthy, happy ageing at home?', provides information about co-living and the different forms it can take. It sets out the benefits that co-living brings, and sets out the risks associated with co-living. The booklet includes useful signposting for those interested in finding out more about co-living.
Co-living for vulnerable older people: Literature review
The initial phase for this project for The Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society was a desk-based review of existing evidence about the benefits and risks of older peoples’ co-living. The review considers the relevant institutional, legal and financial frameworks that impact upon older peoples’ co-living.
Digital technologies: presentation at 2019 Homes UK
Gemma Burgess gave a well-received presentation to those attending the 'Digital innovation in construction and asset management' session at the HOMES UK event in London.
Digital Built Britain Housing Network: Final Report
This final report summarises the findings of the Digital Built Britain Housing Network.
The Edge Debate: OxMKCam growth corridor symposium
Gemma Burgess gave a presentation at Edge Debate 87: The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Growth Corridor. The debate looked at the potential to plan for sustainable growth, making places that work for people.
Decision maker interactions with Citizens UK
This report, published in late 2019, aimed to better understand how Citizens UK engages with decision makers.
Structure and agency: variations in planning outcomes and the delivery of affordable housing in England
Dr Gemma Burgess delivered a presentation on behalf of herself and Sónia Alves at the 4th Annual International Conference on Urban Planning and Property Development in Singapore
Cross-comparative analysis of Portugal, England and Denmark
Sónia Alves presented at the International Conference on the Global Dynamics of Social Policy at the University of Bremen, on behalf of herself and Gemma Burgess, in October 2018.
Position Paper 4: How could better use of data and digital technologies improve housing delivery through the UK planning system?
The fourth and final position paper produced by the Digital Built Britain Housing Network looks at the current use of data and digital technologies employed across the housing sector, and seeks to understand how better use of innovation in planning could improve housing delivery in the UK.
Position Paper 3: How will the UK govern, manage and maintain housing stock in a Digital Built Britain?
The third position paper produced by the Digital Built Britain Housing Network looks at how UK plc could govern, manage and maintain housing stock in a digital built Britain.
Position Paper 2: What is the role of off-site housing manufacture in a Digital Built Britain?

Living on the edge

Gemma Burgess and Lynne McAulay talk about the evaluation of the New Horizons project