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A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 2

PART 2: Criticisms of cohousing and the role of government in promoting this form of housing delivery

In Part 1 of this two-part blog post, I discussed cohousing in the German context and its potential for improving the built environment from an ecological perspective with more energy-efficient buildings, and also from a social sustainability perspective. 1,308 more words

A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France - Part 1

Part 1: Cohousing the German context

During our field research into ecourban neighbourhoods in Northern Europe, we saw German and French examples of resident-led housing design and development as an alternative form of housing provision, known in North America as co-housing… 1,446 more words

Youth homelessness in the UK

Dr Beth Watts discusses the findings of a review of youth homelessness policy and practice in the UK, identifying priorities for future service development. Despite a range of positive policy and practice , there remains considerable scope for improving responses to youth homeless, and in the current extremely challenging context, the stakes are high.  1,551 more words


Housing the Lords

The House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs yesterday announced that it is undertaking an inquiry into the economics of the UK housing market. The Chair, Lord Hollick, is quoted as saying that the reason for the inquiry stems for the fact that ‘there are serious issues with the UK housing market…young people in particular are struggling with the cost of housing, whether they are looking to buy or rent. 821 more words


I-SPHERE submits evidence to House of Lords on National Policy for the Built Environment

This blog reproduces evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment by I-SPHERE Professors Glen Bramley, Neil Dunse and Chris Leishman.  2,951 more words


140,000 Canadian families are waiting for housing. Here’s what the parties plan to do

For four years, Shaun has been waiting for a home.

The 39-year-old suffers from schizo-affective disorder and lives on a fixed income, supplemented with some work as a peer support worker. 1,295 more words


Scotland's Housing Needs

It has been nearly 10 years but Scotland once again has a contemporary estimate of the national level of affordable housing need. In the first half of the 2000s, Glen Bramley of Heriot-Watt University produced a number of studies for the Scottish Executive. 678 more words