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Kathryn Muir

Projects

Complete list of projects, with the most recent at the top.
Parenting in a house share (ESRC IAA)
Contract research for Commonweal Housing explored different types of shared housing available for non-resident parents and investigated their experiences of parenting their children whilst living in shared housing. This ESRC Impact Acceleration Account project will significantly increase the wider impact of this research, and will focus on the experience of fathers.
Uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector
Our mini-project for the Centre for Digital Built Britain looks at the uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector. It provides a ‘state of the nation’ report into the opportunities and barriers to the uptake of the digital tools, standards and processes that are collectively known as Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Research into Letting Agents Fees to Tenants in Wales
The Welsh Government funded CCHPR's research into fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector across Wales
London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation
Trust for London and Citizens UK have commissioned CCHPR to undertake the evaluation of an initiative aimed at improving housing in London for citizens on low incomes.
Shared housing for non-resident parents
Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.
Modelling the impact of taxation reform on the PRS
Significant policy changes affecting the private rented sector have the potential for a serious impact on the centre as the majority of landlords face increased taxation. The RLA have commissioned research to develop an economic model of the finances of PRS landlords and property investors in order to identify the wider impact of the recent taxation reforms.
Shared Ownership Plus: a review of progress and potential
Thames Valley commissioned a review of their Shared Ownership Plus scheme, a shared ownership scheme which offers greater flexibility in terms of staircasing (buying further shares) for shared owners.
Assessment of Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council
Cambridge City Council and Oxford City Council commissioned this study to inform planning policy with regard to the provision of student accommodation, and its impact upon housing need, within the two cities.
Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?
This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.
Evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme
The Young Foundation has commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of the Reimagining Rent Programme, assessing its effectiveness in supporting participating innovations to grow and achieving wider impact.
Building Better Opportuities - New Horizons
CCHPR has been commissioned to evaluate the New Horizons programme. New Horizons combines elements of financial inclusion, digital inclusion and employability delivered by employees hosted delivered from hubs in Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Cambridge with rural outreach. This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Publications and Presentations

Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.
Position Paper 2: What is the role of off-site housing manufacture in a Digital Built Britain?
Position paper 1: How can digital tools and technologies support independent living for older people, now and into the future?
Presentation of findings to Housing Studies Association
Kathryn Muir presented the findings of CCHPR's research for Commonweal Housing at the 2018 HSA Conference in Sheffield, as part of the Early Career Research stream.
Uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector - reports
The final report to the Centre for Digital Built Britain, along with an executive summary, are available to download:
'This is a social injustice....' Read Kathryn Muir's blog for Commonweal Housing
Insights into housing for non-resident parents published by Commonweal Housing
CCHPR's research for Commonweal Housing into housing for non-resident parents exposes social injustice faced by children, where maintaining a relationship with both parents after separation may be a privilege linked to income.
Non-resident parents and shared housing - final report & executive summary
Welsh Letting Agents Fees
Working paper 7 Littleport and Ely Timebank
This report explores the impact of involvement in a timebank, exploring the relationship between Time Credits and more traditional timebanking. Interviews with volunteers revealed that timebanks can have significant and profound effects on both members and communities.
Moving insights from the over-55s - source document
Final Report
Poverty, evictions and forced moves
FilePresentation of Commonweal Findings to HSA
FileHow can digital tools and technologies support independent living for older people, now and into the future?
FileWelsh letting agents fees: summary report
FileNon-resident parents and shared housing - final report
FileNon-resident parents and shared housing - executive summary
FileExecutive Summary - BIM and UK House Building
FilePoverty, evictions and forced moves

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Latest CCHPR newsletter now available

Oct 15, 2018

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research have published their Autumn 2018 newsletter this week.

CCHPR Report selected by Thinkhouse as one of the key reports of 2018

Oct 11, 2018

The Thinkhouse web library is a carefully curated collection of innovative research pieces, policy publication and case studies that propose ways to solve the UK's current housing crisis. CCHPR's report 'Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty - three costed solutions' has been selected as one of the key reports of 2018.

Second position paper for Digital Built Britain Housing Network published

Oct 02, 2018

The second position paper for the Digital Built Britain Housing Network, written by Gemma Burgess, Michael Jones and Kathryn Muir, can now be downloaded from our website.

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