What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.
Local authorities are turning to new methods to meet the need for social housing. Social housing is also increasingly being viewed through a new lens, centred around design and improving the quality of life for the families living in them.
In this briefing we take a quick look at the history of regulation of private rented accommodation in Ireland and what lessons, if any, can be learnt from this.
Where are Britain’s new houses actually going to go? How to stop putting the cart before the horse by putting the car before the house.
Britain needs new houses. But a neglected aspect of debates about how to tackle Britain’s housing crisis is this: At a time when Britain needs to build enough houses to create a city the size of Newcastle every year – where exactly are all those new houses going to go?
This month's round-up includes private renting licensing, stats on planning applications and right to buy sales. The big issue is housebuilding.
This month’s round-up includes private renting licensing, stats on planning applications, right to buy sales, and the latest consultations. The big issue is housebuilding.
This briefing provides an overview of selected recent ONS releases of place-based statistics at local authority level – especially population estimates and forecasts, labour market, household income, housing, productivity, and electoral statistics. It highlights the importance to local authorities of analysing what they tell us.
A review of help to buy published by the NAO notes that, by 2023, the government will have invested up to £29 billion in the scheme, making it the most expensive government housing initiative. It will have potentially supported about 462,000 property purchases. But does it represent value for money?
Piali Das Gupta was one of the Commissioners on the LGiU Homelessness Commission; following the publication last week of the final report and recommendations by the Commission she tells us about that experience.