The rising cost of private rents will put the next generation at a much greater risk of poverty, and may result in major increases to Housing Benefit costs.
The UK population, like in many countries, is ageing – with wide consequences for society and the economy. Almost one fifth of elderly households live in social housing. By Professor Colin Jones
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.
Our next IHURER seminar will be on Wednesday 23/10/2013 by Professor Glen Bramley. All seminars start at 4.15pm and take place in WA 3.11. For a full list of seminars, click here
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.
IHURER Professor Hal Pawson, based at University of New South Wales reflects on the ‘dire state of neglected social housing’ and housing affordability problems in Australia.
Raquel Rolnik is Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of San Paolo. In her role as a “special rapporteur” for the UN, she has been in the UK, at the invitation of our Government, to assess whether the UK’s housing policies accord with international human rights standards.
In his latest blog, Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, reflects on claims that the British housing market is finally ‘hotting-up’ and whether this is a bad thing.
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.
I suspect that one of the reasons that Margaret Thatcher’s death had such a profound impact is that many influential media folk are of a certain age. Middle age. I know, because I’m middle aged too. And because Margaret Thatcher’s first government coincided with our transition to adulthood, it inevitably made a deep impression on […]