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Dr Alan Holmans CBE

Mar 30, 2015
The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research has learnt with great sadness of the death of Alan Holmans. Alan had a long and distinguished relationship with CCHPR. He will be greatly missed. This is an appreciation of Alan by two close colleagues; Christine Whitehead and Peter Williams. It includes quotes from others who worked with Alan throughout his career and is followed by the text of the address given by CCHPR Director, Michael Oxley at Alan’s funeral on April 8th.

'A new way forward to deal with homelessness'

Jun 15, 2020


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Ask the Expert: Professor Michael Oxley speaks at the Social Market Foundation

Apr 25, 2017
Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a lunchtime seminar at the Social Market Foundation in March 2017. Professor Oxley discussed the changing role of the private rented housing sector in the UK and the corresponding implications for policy.

BBC Money Box Live tackles rent controls

Oct 30, 2017

Blog by Rey Shojaei published by the CDBB

Oct 21, 2019

Book now to join our construction industry webinar

Nov 12, 2020

Call for papers!

Jan 12, 2021
Houses of Cards? The Rules and Institutions of Housing Illegality in Western Countries

Cambridge alliance secures £72 million in government funding to drive innovation and boost construction

Dec 03, 2018
The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge has joined a new alliance with the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) to transform the way that infrastructure in the UK is designed, built, and used.

CCHPR and the Department of Land Economy welcome Professor Rebecca Tunstall

Apr 24, 2019
Professor Becky Tunstall has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Land Economy.

CCHPR awarded funding to shape the future of research

Jun 21, 2018
We're delighted to announce that the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will fund CCHPR to establish a Digital Built Britain Housing Network.

CCHPR begin work on an evaluation of the New Horizons Project

May 15, 2017
The New Horizons Project works with people in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk to help them move closer to the job market. They do this in a number of different ways: by helping people feel more confident and in control of their money, by helping them get online and by giving them the tools to be able to look for work.

CCHPR publish their latest Annual Report

May 22, 2017
CCHPR has just published its 2017 Directors Report. The report gives a flavour of the research that CCHPR has been involved in during the year to March 2017.

CCHPR publishes final report for the Digital Built Britain Housing Network

Jan 22, 2019
The Digital Built Britain Housing Network has published its final report for the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

CCHPR publish HSA18 presentations

Apr 18, 2018
Two presentations given at the 2018 Housing Studies Association conference in Sheffield have been published by CCHPR.

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.

CCHPR welcome a new Visiting Scholar

Sep 24, 2018
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research are delighted to welcome Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei, who joins us as a Visiting Scholar.

CCHPR's May 2019 research update is now available

May 08, 2019

CDBB publish research profile

Dec 08, 2020
'Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation' has been published by the Camrbidge Centre for Digital Built Britain.

Co-living for vulnerable older people - the views of stakeholders

Apr 09, 2019
CCHPR have published their latest report on their research into co-living as a housing solution for vulnerable older people, funded jointly by the Nationwide Foundation and Nationwide Building Society.

Transforming Construction Alliance: Core Innovation Hub

Dec 28, 2018
CCHPR's Acting Director, Dr Gemma Burgess, will lead the impact assessment workstream for the Construction Innovation Hub's research stream.

Digital Built Britain Housing Network

Aug 02, 2018
Funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain, the Digital Built Britain Housing Network has been commissioned to scope out a research programme designed to meet the needs of UK plc in delivering housing in a digital built Britain.

Discover a new type of Festival!

Mar 01, 2021
The Cambridge Festival takes place from 26 March to 4 April, with more than 350 free online events and activities for everyone.

Diversity gets lost when we talk about older people as 'baby boomers sitting in big houses'

Jan 25, 2021

Dr Katayoun Karampour joins CCHPR as Research Associate

Jan 22, 2019
Katy Karampour joins the CCHPR research team.

Dr Sónia Alves joins the CCHPR team

Feb 01, 2018

Evictions reach a record high - new report for JRF published

Jul 24, 2017
The number of tenants evicted from their properties reached a record high, according to a new report highlighting the misery and insecurity faced by renters struggling on low incomes.

Facing a new economic Goliath

Sep 08, 2020
A blog by Franziska Sielker and her co-authors has been published by the Regional Studies Association.

Festival of Ideas event - The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes

Nov 07, 2016
‘Time Currencies in Cambridgeshire: Exchanging Time, Connecting Communities’ was held at the Festival of Ideas and attracted an audience of over 60 people who were keen to learn more about Time Credit and Timebank initiatives across Cambridgeshire.

Flourishing Systems - Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing

May 12, 2020
Flourishing Systems, a new white paper, has been published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

Four futures, one choice

Dec 14, 2020
Richmond Ehwi contributed to the CDBB's e-book, 'Four Futures, One Choice', which challenges its readers to think choose practices and lifestyles that use resources and data wisely.

Four futures, one choice: options for the digital built Britain of 2040

Feb 24, 2021
Experts from the Centre for Digital Built Britain will be talking about their new book at a panel discussion hosted by Dr Erika Parn.

Fourth Digital Built Britain Housing Network position paper published

Nov 29, 2018
This position paper, written by Acting Director Gemma Burgess and ECR Valentine Quinio, looks at digital innovation in the planning process, and outlines the scope for future research and digitisation of planning in order to improve housing delivery in the UK.

From Section 21 to a 5 year tenancy agreement

May 30, 2019
ITV Anglia featured the New Horizons Building Better Opportunities project in its evening news programme.

Gemma Burgess - new Junior Proctor for University of Cambridge

Oct 05, 2017

Gemma Burgess presents at Housing LIN Summit 2020

Dec 11, 2020
Gemma joined a session calling for the improved accessibility of our homes and the way in which we plan and design in quality from the outset for all.

Gemma Burgess to sit as panelist on TAPPI Inquiry

Nov 10, 2020

Geographies of MMC: what do we know and what does it tell us?

Feb 15, 2021
We've mapped the location of 350 UK firms specialising in offsite manufacture.

Getting involved in the community is good for your health!

May 02, 2017
On Thursday 18 May at 12.30pm, at the University Centre in Granta Place, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the public health outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech.

Going multigenerational for lockdown

Jul 13, 2020

Half a century of working with the homeless in Cambridge

Oct 20, 2020

Have you seen our latest films?

Jun 15, 2017
The latest outputs from our research into the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Scheme are now available.

Households of the Future. Bookings now open for our Cambridge Festival of Ideas event of 15 October

Sep 23, 2019
Households of the future: will sharing our home become the new norm? Tuesday 15 October 6.00pm - 7.45pm

How can we make sure that digital innovations in care work for older people?

Nov 11, 2020
Our research for the Dunhill Medical Trust is investigating the landscape of technology available to support older people, who is buying it, and what they want from it.

How does timebanking impact a community?

Sep 04, 2017

Income-linked rents - report for CHS Group now published

Sep 27, 2018
CCHPR's research for CHS Group and Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at how to set genuinely affordable income-linked rents.

Industry webinar presentations now available

Dec 14, 2020
If you missed our industry webinar, you'll be pleased to learn that the presentations are now available to view.

Infrastructure, placemaking and sustainability

Jun 03, 2020

Insights into housing for non-resident parents published by Commonweal Housing

Dec 11, 2017
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.

Introducing Valentine Quinio

Sep 11, 2018
Valentine Quinio joined the CCHPR team this month.

Involvement of Western Orientalists in Iranian cultural heritage affairs (1925-1979)

Nov 08, 2018
Drs Sara Mahdizadeh and Reyhaneh Shojaei's article for the Journal of Architectural Conservation examines unpublished primary sources in an attempt to shed new light on the role of Western Orientalists in 20th century Iran.

Is Housing growth ever inclusive growth? New paper by Rebecca Tunstall published in Social Inclusion

Aug 27, 2020
A paper by Prof Becky Tunstall, Visiting Fellow at the Department of Land Economy, has been published in the journal Social Inclusion.

Is innovation the answer to the chronic under-supply of housing in the UK?

May 01, 2018
CCHPR's mini project for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) provides a 'state of the nation' report, commenting on the barriers to the uptake of digital tools in the UK house building industry and opening up the debate on the huge benefits that innovation can bring for both the industry and for home occupants and owners.

Its been a busy week for housing news but don't miss this!

Mar 06, 2018
CCHPR have published their final report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on using incentives to improve the private rented sector.

Jimmy's Cambridge release video of modular homes for local homeless people

Sep 09, 2020
This innovative project has seen the installation of six quality OSM units in Cambridge.

Journal article published in Housing, Theory and Society

Aug 27, 2019
Gemma Burgess and Kathryn Muir's paper, The Increase in Multigenerational Households in the UK: The Motivations for and Experiences of Multigenerational Living, has been published online in Housing, Theory and Society.

Kathryn joins research project looking at tough challenges facing Cambridgeshire

Mar 21, 2018

Land value capture evidence published by House of Commons

Sep 13, 2018
Research commissioned by MHCLG is cited in report to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, as published by the House of Commons.

Latest CCHPR newsletter now available

Oct 15, 2018
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research have published their Autumn 2018 newsletter this week.

Latest research news from CCHPR

Jul 22, 2020

Lecturer in Housing and Planning Policy - new opportunity at the University of Cambridge

May 16, 2019
The Department of Land Economy is recruiting for a Lecturer in Housing and Planning Policy.

Malaysian public lecture slides released

Aug 24, 2017
Mike Oxley is currently in Kuala Lumpur providing technical expertise on housing policy to the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government of Malaysia.

MHCLG commission CCHPR to look into leasehold charges

Feb 21, 2019
Leasehold and freehold charges are a complex and sometimes contentious issue in terms of both legislation and practice.

MHCLG have published a new report on the Incidence, Value and Use of Planning Obligations and CIL

Mar 05, 2018

New Horizons: Building Better Opportunities - Final report published

Jul 22, 2019
The July 2017 final report is now available to download.

New paper on rough sleeping and sofa surfing published

Oct 21, 2016
A new paper by Anna Clarke, published in the journal Social Inclusion looks at rates of rough sleeping and sofa surfing of young people in the UK. It found rates to be much higher than previously thought.

New paper on using interactive theatre to explore marketplace exclusion is published

Nov 23, 2017

New paper pubished in Housing Studies

Mar 24, 2021

New paper published on informal housing in Ghana

Aug 26, 2020
A article by Richmond Ewhi, Lewis Abedi Asante & Prof Nicky Morrison has been published online in Housing Policy Debate.

New papers published by CCHPR researchers

Oct 01, 2020
Housing Studies and the International Journal of Housing Policy have published papers by CCHPR researchers this month.

New report on Time Credits published

Sep 09, 2016
Emerging findings paper 2 - Wisbech Time Credits Partner Organisation Case Studies - is the latest paper from the evaluation of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits project in Wisbech. This report is the second of a series of papers on emerging findings from the evaluation. It draws on in depth face to face interviews with members of Time Credit partner organisations where people earn Time Credits. The case studies in this report summarise the stories of five Time Credit partner organisations.

New report published gives insight into how landlords make decisions

Jul 31, 2017
A new report was published this week: Landlord portfolio management - past and future.

New Research Assistants join CCHPR

Dec 09, 2019

New research on the Benefit Cap published

Dec 15, 2014
Two new pieces of research by CCHPR about the impact of the Benefit Cap have been published today. One is based on 50 in depth interviews with households whose benefits had been capped, whilst the other research looked at the impact on local authorities, local services and social landlords.

New research into housing needs of non-resident parents, seeks participants!

Jan 19, 2017
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.

New research projects announced

Nov 19, 2018
CCHPR have been awarded funding for two new research projects, each looking at a different aspect of co-living.

New research shows numbers of first time buyers relying on 'bank of mum and dad’ hits historic high

Mar 28, 2017
Our new research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission has been published this week showing that the number of first time buyers relying on the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' has hit a historic high. Drawing on Governmental and housing market data, Chihiro Udagawa and colleagues have analysed the recent pattern of parental help for first-time buyers. The research also includes trends and projections of such parental help.

New Time Credits paper published

Mar 28, 2018

New time credits review paper published

Jan 15, 2020

NHBC publish 'Moving insights from the over-55s. What homes do they buy?'

Dec 11, 2017
The over-55s are an important and growing segment of the new-build housing market and this report looks at the reasons why the over-55s move and what types of homes they buy.

Nuancing the international debate on social mix: Copenhagen paper published online

May 16, 2019
A paper by Dr Sónia Alves has been published online by the journal Housing Studies.

One year on: insights into digital exclusion

Mar 23, 2021
Politico's Digital Bridge newsletter looks at some of the digital mistruths circulating after a year of lockdown, and focuses in on an unfortunate truth - the digital divide is widening.

Overlooked and marginalised - what can be done to help non-resident fathers?

Dec 20, 2018
Kathryn Muir's roundtable event brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers, and asked them about how best to tackle the issues facing non-resident fathers.

Ox-MK-Cam Growth Corridor: Can we plan for sustainable growth and make places that work for people?

Nov 29, 2018
Gemma Burgess spoke about housing challenges at a recent Edge Debate event looking at the opportunities and challenges faced by the Oxford-Milton Keynes- Cambridge Growth Corridor

Peter Williams publishes work on Older Home Owners and Generational Transfers

Oct 16, 2017

Policy paper published by the Bennett Institute for Social Policy

May 21, 2020

Prix Andre Jordan - Honourable mention for Sónia Alves's paper

Dec 11, 2018
Dr Sónia Alves's paper, “Poles Apart? A Comparative Study of Housing Policies and Outcomes in Portugal and Denmark” received an honourable mention from the 2018 Prix Andre Jordan judges.

Professor Michael Oxley: keynote speaker at the 2017 Social Impact Festival

Jul 11, 2017
Mike Oxley will be a keynote speaker at the Social Impact Festival's Impact School: Home on Wednesday 19 July at the UWA Business School

Prof Michael Oxley: keynote speaker at the 2017 Social Impact Festival

Jul 19, 2017
Mike Oxley delivered a lecture today on The Case for Social Housing at UWA's Social Impact Festival.

Professor Michael Oxley appointed as Senior Emeritus Fellow

Jan 08, 2018

Progress in Planning publish paper by Sonia Alves

Jan 05, 2021
The paper, Divergence in planning for affordable housing: A comparative analysis of England and Portugal, was published online, in December 2020, by Progress in Planning,

Read the latest research reports from CCHPR

Aug 27, 2020

Reality check: will building 300,000 new homes a year make housing more affordable?

Nov 21, 2017

Regional Studies, Regional Science publish new paper by Franziska Sielker

Sep 02, 2020
The paper, The influence of the Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, by Franziska Sielker & Elisabeth Kaufmann was published on 2 September 2020.

Research into student housing in Cambridge published

Jan 30, 2017
New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

Residential Landlords Association publish CCHPR report on the impact of taxation reform on the PRS

Nov 01, 2018
CCHPR developed an economic model of private rented sector landlords' finances and property investors to gauge the impact of recent taxation reforms.

Royal Society of Arts ThinkLab event

Dec 14, 2017

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.

Webinar: Supply chain economics and business models for Offsite Manufacturing

Mar 24, 2021
Cambridge Service Alliance and CCHPR are hosting the event on Tuesday 27 April 2021, 1300-1630.

Shared ownership - an increasingly popular route to home ownership

Feb 11, 2021
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing's shared ownership brand, SO Resi, has published new research conducted with Cambridge University into the shared ownership market in England.