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Read more at: New report on the private rented sector in Europe has now been published

New report on the private rented sector in Europe has now been published

28 February 2014

The Private Rented Sector in the New Century – A Comparative Approach has now been published by the study’s sponsor, Realdania, Denmark. The authors are Christine Whitehead, Sanna Markkanen, Sarah Monk, Kathleen Scanlon and Connie Tang. The study examines the role of regulation in the private rented sector across 11 European countries. A key finding is that well-conceived and well-managed regulation can enhance the private rented sector for both tenants and landlords.


Read more at: Housing Futures Network

Housing Futures Network

28 February 2014

In 2011 and 2012 CCHPR worked with the Housing Futures Network to explore future directions for housing associations. We are now able to circulate the summary and final reports from that work.


Read more at: The demographic time bomb

The demographic time bomb

28 February 2014

By 2032 a quarter of the British population will be over the age of 65. On November 3, a panel of economists, businessmen and social scientists will gather in Cambridge to discuss the issues surrounding this rapid demographic change.


Read more at: Equity release round table discussion event November 7th Nuffield Foundation

Equity release round table discussion event November 7th Nuffield Foundation

28 February 2014

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research at the University of Cambridge has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation to explore the key current issues shaping equity release by older home owners.


Read more at: Changing the profile of social housing

Changing the profile of social housing

28 February 2014

New analysis by CCHPR models the likely impact of allocating a larger proportion of social housing to working households.


Read more at: Mapping the number of extra housing units needed for young people

Mapping the number of extra housing units needed for young people

28 February 2014

Centrepoint, the youth homeless charity, commissioned CCHPR to undertake this piece of work looking at the requirement for emergency homeless accommodation, supporting housing units, social housing and private rented housing with the use of Housing Benefit across England with a specific focus on the requirements for those aged 16-25.


Read more at: The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

28 February 2014

This study was commissioned by the Greater London Authority to investigate the role of planning in meeting the housing needs of older Londoners.


Read more at: Housing finance and the housing market; lessons from the UK?

Housing finance and the housing market; lessons from the UK?

28 February 2014

This article outlines developments in the UK housing and mortgage markets with a focus on the period since 2007 and the global crash. It picks up on the UK responses to what is now a global debate on macro-prudential policy and lines of intervention in mortgage markets.


Read more at: Building social capital through community timebanking

Building social capital through community timebanking

28 February 2014

This research evaluated the development of a timebanking project in Cambridgeshire for Cambridgeshire County Council and the CHS Group. Timebanking is a community scheme which enables local people to exchange skills and support in a structured way around the swapping of units of their time. It can help to build social capital in local communities, but may also have the potential to generate cost savings.


Read more at: New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

New CCHPR Director Excited by New Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

28 February 2014

As the new Director of CCHPR I am excited about the opportunities and challenges for this first class research centre in the years ahead. I am determined to utilise the vast range of expertise and experience built up over more than twenty years to produce even more influential, high impact research.