Research conducted by I-SPHERE and University of Glasgow researchers exploring the ‘cost of the cuts’ used to highlight impact of budget cuts on local authority services.
The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
Jenny Wood wins 2014 Principal’s Public Engagement Prize on the basis of her many public performances.
Tony Pidgley, Chairman of The Berkeley Group Plc, was awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to house building, and achievements in sustainable urban development.
Colin Jones from IHURER and Mike Coombes from Newcastle University have been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s 2013 prize for excellence in academic spatial planning research for their work looking at Housing Market Areas.
Gill Main, Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York and member of the Poverty and Social Exclusion UK team, discusses the difference between the rhetoric and reality of poverty.
First edition of the IHURER Newsletter, where we will share with you news from the Institute, recent publications and conference appearances and dates for your diary.
Dr Peter Matthews starred in a show on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – in which he spoke about policies to create mixed communities – and why these never seem to involve relocating the wealthy. In his blog, he reflects on his experience.
Dr. Kirsten Besemer, Research Associate at IHURER, was awarded the Principal’s Prize in the early-career researcher category, for creating and editing the IHURER blog.
There are fears ‘help to buy’ will artificially inflate prices, and that’s at a time when early indications are that in some parts of the country at least, house prices are already on the rise. Colin Jones was a member of the discussion panel on BBC Radio 4 programme which discussed the current housing market context, the government’s “Help to Buy” initiative and the regulation of the private rented sector.