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Building homes where we need them

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2014) Building homes where we need them. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (11 Nov 2014). Website.

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Finally had a chance to catch-up with Centre for Cities report on where to build homes for Britain's most successful cities. In the ten least affordable (British) cities building out every brownfield site delivers a total of 425,000 extra houses. If you go outside of their existing built-up area and use land within 25 minute walk of an existing train station you could add up to 1.4 million new homes (at reasonable densities). If neighbouring authorities could be made to cooperate that total rises to 3.4 million homes within 2 km of existing train stations.

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Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 00:20

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