One Day Seminar: New solutions for housing and regeneration: Communities, ownership and mutuality

Speaker(s): See below
Event Date: 4-Jul-2013 Venue: CHR - University of St Andrews Cost:
Duration: One Day Seminar Expected Seats: TBC Sponsor: Dr Tom Moore

HSA Logo

On Thursday 4th July CHR hosted a one-day seminar to discuss the recent emergence and revival of different forms of community-led and owned solutions to housing and regeneration issues. Eight papers were given focusing on issues including community empowerment, community ownership of housing through community land trusts, rationales for grassroots initiatives and the role of individuals within models of collective ownership. The presentations from the seminar can be found below. For further details on the event please contact Dr Tom Moore at: We are grateful to the Housing Studies Association for their financial support and endorsement of this event.


Tom Archer (Sheffield Hallam University): The role of individuals within collective ownership initiatives 


Camilla Baba, Emma McIntosh, Carol Tannahill (University of Glasgow): Profiling empowerment as an outcome within an economic evaluation framework of urban regeneration programmes


Rachel Bland (University of Stirling): Community land trusts and localism


Udi Engelsman, Mike Rowe and Alan Southern (University of Liverpool): Community land trusts, affordable housing and low income neighbourhoods


Martin Field (University of Northampton): Bringing ‘community’ building into the mainstream: mixing old tenures for a new paradigm’


Matt Thompson (University of Manchester): Claiming the ‘right to dwell’? An historical exploration of mutual home ownership in Liverpool


Madhu Satsangi (University of Stirling): Community land ownership in Scotland, retrospect and prospect


Natasha Williams (University of Birmingham): Empowerment to the people