Thinkhouse is a free online library of research pieces, policy publications and case studies that propose ways to increase the amount and quality of the UK's housing stock and the related economic, social and community benefits of doing this. The site is curated by an independent panel of experts who select the best and most innovative reports for particular attention in our Must Read section. To promote and encourage a new generation of researchers the panel have created an Early Career Researcher's competition. Users can contact us to subscribe to the weekly email update and for speech writes we have a bite size facts page.
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6th Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe
This report sheds light on young people who are worse affected by housing exclusion than the rest of the population, and were so even before the current health crisis. It also takes stock of the social issues affecting all of Europe, more than a year after the start of the pandemic.
The Renters’ Reform Bill: How can the upcoming Bill best deliver for tenants and landlords? Summary Report of an Onward and Shelter Partnership
This is a summary report of a major Onward and Shelter roundtable partnership held in March 2021. The virtual roundtable event brought together leading parliamentarians and charitable experts to explore how policymakers and politicians can ensure that the
Homelessness and rough sleeping in the time of COVID-19
This study reviews how COVID-19has impacted on the problems of homelessness and rough sleeping; to clarify how policies, implementation and funding have changed; and to ask where we go from here. In particular, we look at how local authorities have changed their approach; the relationship between private renting and homelessness; and the effectiveness of the Everyone In initiative.
Towards a healthy, affordable and sustainable Built Environment
Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive strategy for energy and resource efficiency while also ensuring that sustainable homes become an affordable solution for all citizens.
Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England
A 'state of the nation' report for Places for People, Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities, explores the current constraints on the market for specialised housing for older people. It calls for national clarity and a government-led vision for the future of retirement housing. In the light of the diversity of needs and preferences of older people, the report also makes recommendations for local authorities, as well as for house builders and developers.
High-Rise Residential Development
An international evidence review with particular focus on how high-rise residential buildings are planned, designed, what economic and institutional factors are driving their development, what long-term social, economic and environmental impacts result from high-rise residential buildings, and how they are managed and maintained over the long-term.