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

Read more at: Digital exclusion and poverty in the UK: How structural inequality shapes experiences of getting online

Digital exclusion and poverty in the UK: How structural inequality shapes experiences of getting online

Digital Geography and Society have published a paper by Drs Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess. The paper focuses on the complex relationship between digital exclusion and poverty, and examines how a range of spatial, material, and temporal factors related to experiences of poverty shape opportunities...


Read more at: Smart city governance and the ethical dimension of smart city decision-making in Cambridge, UK

Smart city governance and the ethical dimension of smart city decision-making in Cambridge, UK

Dr Sabina Maslova presented findings from CCHPR's research into the ethics of smart city governance at the European Urban Research Association 2022 Conference in Milan, on 17 June 2022. Smart city governance and ethical decisionmaking_SM.pdf Smart city governance and ethical decisionmaking_SM.pdf


Read more at: Pre-Manufactured Value: A critical examination of PMV as a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of modern methods of construction (roundtable)

Pre-Manufactured Value: A critical examination of PMV as a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of modern methods of construction (roundtable)

Our roundtable discussion on 27 April 2022 provided an opportunity for MMC industry professionals to explore the role of PMV as a performance evaluation metric. Mark Farmer, the UK Government’s Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Champion for Housing and founding director and CEO of Cast...


Read more at: Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Report

Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Report

Modular housing is one of the innovations increasingly used in the homelessness sector to provide temporary accommodation, but there is very limited evidence about the effectiveness of these models, the barriers and facilitators to set them up and operate them, and the experiences of people housed...


Read more at: Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Launch presentation

Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Launch presentation

Dr Katy Karampour's presentation at an online launch event hosted by the Centre for Homelessness Impact on 26 April 2022 provided an overview of the current level of modular and container housing provision in the UK. The session looked at the importance of robust evaluation in order to determine...


Read more at: Insights into the use of modular and container temporary housing to address homelessness: HSA Conference

Insights into the use of modular and container temporary housing to address homelessness: HSA Conference

Dr Katy Karampour gave a presentation at the 2022 Housing Studies Association Conference in Sheffield on behalf of herself and Dr Gemma Burgess. The presentation looked at the increasing use of modular and container homes as temporary accommodation for people experienceing homelessness, and...


Read more at: The relationship between housing inequality and digital exclusion in the UK

The relationship between housing inequality and digital exclusion in the UK

Dr Hannah Holmes gave a presentation at the 2022 Housing Studies Association Conference in Sheffield on behalf of herself and Dr Gemma Burgess. The presentation looked at how housing circumstances shape and impact people's experiences of digital exclusion.


Read more at: Net zero ready new build housing: benefits and barriers to delivery

Net zero ready new build housing: benefits and barriers to delivery

In the context of a government mandate to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and meet the UK’s legally-binding climate change targets, the Climate Change Committee and the Sixth Carbon Budget proposed that all new residential buildings should be zero carbon-ready from 2025. Our...


Read more at: Ethically making Smart Cities

Ethically making Smart Cities

The Centre for Digital Built Britain has published a blog by CCHPR researchers, based on their recently published paper, The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance: Decision-making in the Smart Cambridge Programme, UK. The blog explores the crucial ethical issues faced by decisionmakers...


Read more at: The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance

The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance

Published in Urban Studies, The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance: Decision-making in the Smart Cambridge programme, UK explores the ethical debate around Smart Cities. The authors present the case for extending the debate to include the ethical content which can be traced in decision-...


Read more at: Modular housing for the homeless: CHIRN presentation

Modular housing for the homeless: CHIRN presentation

Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Richmond Ehwi presented their findings from the project at a launch event organised by CHIRN, the Cambridge Homelessness Impact and Research Network, on 2 February 2022.


Read more at: Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

The journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management has published a paper authored by Drs Reyhaneh Shojaei, Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Gemma Burgess. The paper draws on data gathered from a series of interviews with professionals in strategic and management roles with construction...


Read more at: Self-build and custom housebuilding in the UK

Self-build and custom housebuilding in the UK

Our report into self-build and custom housebuilding looks at the potential for this sector of the housing industry to help address the UK's housing crisis. Self-build and custom housebuilding has been consistently promoted as a way of boosting the diversity of housing supply, and our report makes a...


Read more at: Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

A paper published in the journal Construction Management and Economics explores the research methodologies reported in OSM literature. The authors identify key relationships between different methodological approaches which in turn reveal a growing hybridisation of research designs, data sources...


Read more at: Towards a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects: presentation

Towards a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects: presentation

Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi gave a talk on a co-creative stakeholder framework for Smart City projects at a HTA Design LLP evening event in August 2021. HTA Design LLP is an organisation of housing design specialists with expertise in areas such as community-led design, urban and estate regeneration...


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: Problem Framing in UK Smart Cities

Problem Framing in UK Smart Cities

Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi and Dr Hannah Holmes presented their work on problem-framing in UK Smart Cities at the II Digital Geographies Conference in October 2021. The presentation considered how areas of focus – or verticals – for smart initiatives are selected by those involved in urban...


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 Construction 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