Britain’s housing crisis appears to be deepening, and attracting widespread comment in the media. Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, explains what policies could promote greater housing supply. Britain has a serious housing shortage. My colleague Colin Jones blogged on this topic a few weeks ago. This week I had the opportunity to speak at […]
Month: February 2013
A twit to who?
Paul Whybrow, PhD researcher at IHURER and full-time researcher at the University of Newcastle, shares his thoughts on the rise of social media and the importance of collaborative research.
Making an impact with a PhD in planning
Judith Montford is doing PhD research at IHURER into the relationship between different residential layout/patterns and mental wellbeing. Here she describes how she became interested in the way our natural and built environment influences our lives. A question anyone who wishes to a PhD should ask themselves is ‘why they want to do it’. A […]
IHURER Seminar: Land-use / transport interaction models
Dr David Simmonds, Honorary Professor at IHURER, presented his work on ‘Land-use/transport interaction models’ on Tuesday 19th of February 2013. These models are used to inform planning and infrastructure problems. The first part of his presentation outlined the ways in which land-use/transport interaction (LUTI) models can provide insights and evidence to inform policy- and decision-making […]
Lifelong learning from the East
Mark Stephens, Professor of Public Policy at IHURER, describes how he first became interested in the post-communist transformation of housing systems in Central and Eastern Europe. Growing up during the cold war, “Eastern Europe,” as it was then known, was something of a mystery. In an era when travel was far less affordable than it […]
Deciding to do a PhD
IHURER PhD student Kathryn Gilchrist is currently writing up her PhD, which focuses on how access to greenspace and nature in the work place affects people’s health and wellbeing. Her research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In this post, she describes what it is like to do a PhD at […]