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In 1998, the London School of Economics established LSE London as a centre of research excellence on the economic and social issues of the London region, as well as the problems and possibilities of other urban and metropolitan regions.
Today the centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London.
25 September 2014: LSE London hosts Brazil-EU dialogue seminar on low income housing finance and subsidies|
Experts on social housing policy from Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, Scotland and England met with representatives from the Brazilian Ministry of Cities and the oragnisation Cities Alliance at a dialogue seminar at LSE. More information on the programme can be found here.|
24 September 2014: Christine Whitehead presents rent stabilisation research to Camden Federation of Private Tenants|
A copy of the presentation can be found here|.
17 September 2014: 'Housing in London - Addressing the Supply Crisis' Launch Event
LSE London's new HEIF5 'Housing in London - Addressing the Supply Crisis' project series was launched at this 2-hour event at LSE. Programme officers from LSE London presented recent research related to the project themes, and audience discussion generated questions and ideas for exploration at future events. For more information on the launch and the project series, please visit http://www.lselondonhousing.org|
15 September 2014: Roundtable on Private Finance for Social Housing
This Chatham House roundtable was the latest in a series that has been running since 1989 when private finance for social housing was first introduced. It was attended by all the major stakeholder groups, and the framing presentation can be accessed here.|
11 September 2014: ENHR Special Edition of the EMF Monthly Newsletter|
In advance of their book examining milestones in housing finance across Europe to be published in 2015, the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) guest edited the September issue of the European Mortgage Federation's (EMF) monthly newsletter. LSE London's Christine Whitehead co-edited.
The newsletter can be accessed here. |
September 2014: Co-Housing ESRC Seminar Series Grant|
LSE London together with Newcastle University, UK Cohousing Network, University of Leeds, Lancaster University, Nottingham University, and University of Sheffield were awarded an ESRC seminar series grant| to hold 6 seminars on co-housing between 2014-2016.
1 September - 6 September 2014: Brazil-EU Social Housing Sector Dialogue
Christine Whitehead and Melissa Fernandez of LSE London travelled to Brasilia and São Paulo as part of an on-going exchange of dialogue between Brazilian and EU experts on social housing policy.
For more information on the project, click here|.
August 2014: Urbanisation Migration Nexus Project|
Melissa Fernandez travelled to South Asia as part of the Urbanisation Migration Nexus Project, funded by DFID.
27 August 2014: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014
Kath Scanlon and Melissa Fernandez of LSE London offered two sessions at the Royal Geographical Society 2014 conference on co-housing.
More information on these sessions can be located here| and here|.
10 August 2014: LSE London publishes report on Rent Stabilisation models for Camden|
Christine Whitehead and Kath Scanlon produced the report, ‘Rent Stabilisation: Principles and International Experience’ for the London Borough of Camden, intended to stimulate national debate on stabilisation models and lead to action that results in a better private rented sector for both tenants and landlords.
June 2014: Get Living London Publishes 'A Lifestyle Choice for Families? Private Renting in London, New York, Berlin and the Randstad'
Get Living London commissioned LSE London to investigate whether middle-income families renting in London are less satisfied with private renting than in other cities and if so, why. The final report| includes research into historic and policy factors combined with first-hand interviews with 17 families living in private rented accommodation across London, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Delft.
6 May 2014: Scanlon publishes book review| of 'The Affordable Housing Reader' by Tighe and Mueller
The full review can be accessedhere.|
1 April 2014: Migration into London is spilling into towns outside the Green Belt|
written by Kerwin Datu for the British Politics and Policy blog
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