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March 19, 2013
Dr Tom Moore has won a small research grant of £8,470 from the British Academy/Leverhulme. The project is titled ‘The influence of spatial context on the social impact, sustainability and democratic governance of community land trusts’ and will begin in April 2013. The project will select three case studies in order to identify the key local attributes that support and influence the formation, impact and democratic governance of community land trusts in England.
March 13, 2013
CHR Launch New Seminar Series - The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy
On 7-8 March CHR staff were involved in the first of a new series of seminars looking at the impact of big society and localism on housing. The seminar was convened by John Flint and Ed Ferrari of the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield.
March 6, 2013
CHR PhD Student Alice Oldfield, gave a seminar as part of the ESRG seminar series.
The seminar was entitled 'Placing Value: Reframing the importance of community parks' and summarised her ongoing doctoral research into how the importance of small-scale parks can be reconceptualised.
March 5, 2013
CHR researchers warn of ticking ageing time bomb. Researchers at the Centre for Housing Research are warning of the ageing time bomb, that not only raises questions of who should be responsible for looking after the elderly, but also how we ensure that sufficient help and resources are left to help future generations. They suggest that we might learn more by studying how different societies deal with the issues across the globe. Full article available here.
March 5, 2013
The Centre for Housing Research has launched a new initiative led by Dr Beverley Searle. INTEGRATE
is a new international network interested in the transfer of wealth and poverty across generations. As societies continue to age this raises new questions about what resources families have available and how they are used and transferred to protect the quality of life of older generations, as well as providing for the future of the next generation. This new network is open for experts in academia, government, media, business and other stakeholder organisations. More information can be found in a press release
or by visiting the website: http://integratenet.st-andrews.ac.uk
February 27, 2013
by Duncan Maclennan and Sharon Chisholm
Western countries are tackling similar housing problems, but some have adapted to a new environment more easily.
Over the last year the University of St Andrews
has facilitated a conversation between Places for People
and Glasgow Housing Association
, and leading non-profit housing organisations in Norway, Australia and Canada. In the latter two countries, non-profit organisations have had to survive, even thrive, in tough times for more than a decade. See full article here
February 11, 2013
The Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap project launched its Briefings Series. Wealth Gap Briefings are non-technical publications aimed at a general audience who may be interested in questions around housing wealth and wealth transfers. These short Briefings clarify complex topics, debunk wide held popular myths and contribute to public debates. Dr Beverley Searle and Dr David McCollum kick off the Briefings Series with their paper entitled “What is equity borrowing and who is doing it?”
January 31, 2013
The New Times, New Business partners released their final report at the GHA Academy. The full book is available for free download on the CHR website
. A 2 page summary
of the main findings is available. View the full press release here