The site is curated by an independent editorial panel. All relevant publications, which are group by year, will be included in the Repository section. The Editorial Panel will then assess each of these pieces to select those that they feel merit being included in the selected/showcase section. The Editorial Panel aims to have about a dozen reports included in the showcase section by the end of each year. The Ed Panel base their decision on the quality of the research/evidence, the coherence of the arguments, the report format/accessibility and how innovative and practical the pieces are.
The overall objective is to provide easy access to a few key reports and provide a home for all relevant work. These will help inform policy makers who are engaged in understanding how we can build more and better homes and communities, improve knowledge transfer and provide evidence/ideas to drive decision making. The Editorial Panel will also write a short review for many of the selected reports. To help speech writers and journalists each annual section will include some interesting 'bite size' facts on reports published in the year. We have also started to trial the holding of links to international reports that provide interesting insights from around the world. This is in beta release and can be accessed via the menu above. All comments and links to new reports, gratefully received.
Finally the Ed Panel will write a review of each research year and comment on any notable gaps in that year's research.
Below you will find the most recent additions to the site. Please alert us to any report that may have been missed or is due out soon. You can use the search function to download a search enabled excel file of our entire database.
The site has been running since 2017 and was formally launched at the House of Lords in Spring 2018. It has no ties to or funding from any interest or political group and reports are selected solely on merit. If you think we add value please help share what we are doing.
Our Ed. Panel have a mix of skills, backgrounds and experience in housing. They share a desire to see more and better homes built. The panel is chaired by Thinkhouse's founder Richard Hyde. Click on the drop down link under 'About' to view panel members.
Submissions are invited to our early career researcher's prize. This award will give early career housing researchers an opportunity to showcase their work to a wide and influential audience. Please click here to download the entry criteria and requirements. The closing date is the 28 September 2018. The aim of this newly established competition is to encourage papers that look at international research or which help to close the evidence gaps highlighted in our 2017 annual review. However we will not necessary preclude papers (subject to prior agreement) that look at other housing related issues or research gaps. The competition is open to those with up to six years research experience. Candidates with or without a PhD, and those working within academic or non-academic institutions (the voluntary sector, think tanks, membership organisations, the media, housing associations etc) are welcome to apply. Please note that time spent in doctoral-level research study counts as research experience. Co-authored papers are permitted in cases where all authors meet the entry requirements. We will consider think pieces, review papers synthesising existing evidence and policy analysis, papers sharing the findings of original empirical research or investigative journalism type pieces. Journal articles or other papers already published or under review will be accepted.
The fourth annual housing research collaboration between the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). This study follows on from ‘Housing the Nation’ published in 2015,
‘Homes for all’ published in 2016, and ‘Building homes, creating communities’ published in 2017. Taken together the four reports track the scale and pace of change to housing and planning policy, and the implications of these changes for local authorities across the UK.
This research paper draws from evidence on the relationship between settlement patterns, urban form and sustainability to demonstrate the positive contribution of planning to national challenges relating to economic productivity, climate change, public health and our ageing population.