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The six ‘basics’ underpinning London’s housing problem

GVA’s second London lecture series, ‘Evolving London,’ brings together experts in economics, infrastructure and governance to present their views on the future challenges facing the capital. Christine Whitehead presented at the first lecture in this series, ‘A new direction for London’s housing.’

Is alternative housing part of the solution to London’s housing supply crisis?

In her latest blog for British Politics and Policy at LSE, Melissa Fernandez explores the potential of alternative housing as a partial solution to London’s housing supply crisis. After defining what alternative housing includes, Fernandez argues that many of these models have a significant role to play in addressing the London’s supply deficit. To be considered a serious housing supply option, however, she believes that the contexts, prospects and constraints surrounding alternative housing need to… Read More

Would ‘rent stabilisation’ benefit tenants and/or landlords?

On 24 September 2014, Christine Whitehead attended a meeting of the Camden Federation of Private Tenants at which she presented the findings of LSE London’s recent research on rent stabilisation and its potential in the borough. The research, commissioned by the London Borough of Camden and completed in August 2014, explored the principles of rent stabilisation, evidence from international models, and the effects on both landlords and tenants.

Project launch: an introduction to our four main themes

The project was launched on the 17th September at an event attended by over 70 people, including local councillors, MPs, academics, and representatives from charities, consultancies, and private sector institutions.

Six ways to ‘cool the housing market’

Kath Scanlon offers her thoughts on how to ‘cool the housing market’ in the Financial Times. Click here to read the full article (29 August 2014).

Roundtable Discussion at the GLA

A small roundtable was held on the 26th of August between members of LSE London, the GLA, and housing stakeholders to discuss the feasibility of the London Plan’s housing supply objectives/projections. The conversation was based around the new Molior evidence which forms part of the Examination in Public (EIP) documentation.

Scanlon and Fernandez organise two sessions on alternative housing at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014

Kath Scanlon and Melissa Fernandez of LSE London convened two sessions on Alternative Housing at the Royal Geographical Society 2014 Annual International Conference, titled ‘Alternative housing in London (1): visions, values and strategies,’ and ‘Alternative housing in London (2): co-living, co-building and home.’

LSE London works with Camden to explore rent regulation

Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon of LSE London were commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to conduct research on rent stabilisation models in practice.

The Economics of Co-Housing

On 2 July 2014, LSE London Research Fellow Kath Scanlon and LSE London Research Officer Melissa Fernandez presented on ‘The Economics of Co-Housing’ at the 2014 European Network of Housing Research (EHHR) Conference in Edinburgh.

Re-evaluating the Greenbelt will deliver more homes

Christine Whitehead argues that part of the solution to the housing supply crisis should be a re-evaluation of our greenbelt policies. Click here to read the full article on ResPublica.