Catherine Glossop (Centre for Cities) and the Housing Corporation

Year of publication: 2008

This report explores the link between housing and economic development, making a number of recommendations for a more integrated approach. It warns that developing housing in isolation from the wider economic context may lead to issues of segregation, concentrations of poverty, and a mismatch between housing and local demand.

It advises that taking a more integrated approach would be more effective at delivering return on investment and long-term sustainable growth.

Among the recommendations the report makes to the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) is the need to link housing supply to local demand conditions, including upgrading existing stock and focusing on quality of place – rather than supply – where appropriate, as well as tracking the local economic impact of housing investment.

Content type: Economy

Tags: Report

Housing and economic development: Moving forward together

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