Category Archives: housing markets

Housing finance and policy in the UK and US: the same, or different?

As a British academic (and without meaning any disrespect to American colleagues) I usually approach US conferences with some trepidation. For a start, they always seem to start at 7.30 in the morning (ridiculously macho!) with papers talking about British … Continue reading

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Keep Portland Weird…

I’m lucky enough to be spending a some time in Oregon, in the USA’s Pacific Northwest. The Northwest is interesting to planners for a number of reasons. There are big debates about environmental protection versus an economy driven by the … Continue reading

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Despite the downturn, the housing market gap grows: we need a new approach

I was recently involved in a short project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looking at the issue of housing market volatility in the UK, but from the perspective of local areas. Inevitaby, the report doesn’t actually tackle what hardcore economists … Continue reading

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