Who should build our homes?


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Inside you will find

The following essays:

  • Land supply and the planning system by Christine Whitehead
  • Building new communities through local partnerships by Peter Studdert
  • Financing and changing business models for housing by Liz Peace
  • Time for a citizens’ housing revolution by Stephen Hill
  • Sustainable design and new models of sustainable living by Pooran Desai
  • Innovations in tenure by Dickon Robinson

This will interest

  • Housing experts
  • Local authorities and town planners
  • Policymakers
  • Investors and developers

CABE has commissioned six experts with strong views to tell us what they would change to deliver more and better housing.

The housing boom was all about chasing volumes and shareholder return and, far too often, delivering poor quality. That era came to a sudden end when the financial system fell apart in 2008.

The collapse in the housing market has reignited a debate about who should build our homes. Would a different mix of housing providers give us more stability and higher quality? Is it all about restoring the way things were done in the boom or can we explore new models of housebuilding?

This report presents six essays by experts from across the sector. They offer their own challenge to the status quo. The proposals offer fresh ideas for investors, developers, councils and policymakers with an interest in more and better homes.