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Research – cities and urban design and planning

Urban Transformations Network Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world. The programme aims to address a wide range of stakeholders with a professional, public or political interest in cities, including members of the general public wishing to learn more about current academic debates on urban […]

Research – housing

PhD. The geographies of place for tenant participation in housing associations: A case study of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (2016-2019) This PhD research is in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, exploring tenant participation within the organisation from a geographical perspective. It addresses key issues and challenges from both an organisational and tenant perspective and considers spatial and temporal methods to challenge practice, improve engagement and promote sustainable participation within the organisation. The importance of participatory […]

Housing

Measuring Social Value/Impact Across RSLs in Wales – A Scoping Exercise.  An overview of how different Housing Associations and other parties across Wales are involved with the measurement of Social Value/Impact or looking to implement it. https://chcymru.org.uk/uploads/general/Measuring_Social_Value_Report_-_ENG.pdf     The Right Stuff – Improving Housing Association Governance in Wales http://www.tpas.cymru/blog/the-right-stuff-improving-housing-association-governance-in-wales      

New approaches to health (Well Doncaster)

Well Doncaster’s holistic approach to health looks beyond clinical care and tackling unhealthy behaviours. The organisation is a part of a national program of work by Public Health England and Manchester University in response to the Due North report’s findings around the health inequalities between the North and the South of England. The team’s interview with Ideas Hub gives lots of tidbits and advice that will help other organisations looking to create something similar or work in the […]

Making the choice: early insights from up2us

Making the choice: early insights from up2us Slay J. (2011) A short report based on the early findings of an evaluation of a project initiated by the housing action charity HACT. Up2us is a pilot scheme running in partnership with six housing associations that are enabling people with support needs to gain more power and control over their lives by pooling their individual support and care budgets. It provides an in-depth example of the challenges of adopting a […]

Experiments with co-housing

“It’s like up-cycling the neighborhood — connecting existing resources to make them work,” García explains. “For example, all this workforce that’s unemployed, all these empty spaces that are without use, all these elderly people that need help, all these natural resources that are not being taken care of — making a project for all these things.” Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

Designing communities

New research has suggested that the design of ‘everyday spaces’ is of the utmost importance in encouraging physical activity. This article looks at how a new affordable housing development in New York encourages healthy living for only 0.4% increase in total cost. Via The Guardian    

Keyring Living Support Networks

Independence, opportunity and inclusion are the core values on which KeyRing Living Support Network’s community-based support for vulnerable adults is established. Featuring Networks of around nine “Members” supported by a Community Volunteer, all living in close proximity in their own homes, the organisation recognises the skills and positive contributions that individuals can make to the Network and to the wider local community, and the value of volunteers that possess local knowledge – and can blur traditional […]