Seminar 1 – Programme

ESRC “Neighbourhood Ways of Working and Knowing” Seminar Series

Seminar 1: Neighbourhoods, Planning and Housing Supply

Venue: Department for Communities and Local Government, 2 Marsham Street, London, 13th March 2015


0930-1000       Registration

1000-1020       Introduction: Antonia Layard, University of Bristol

1020-1130       Session 1 – Perspectives on Neighbourhood Planning (Chair: Antonia Layard, University of Bristol)

Paper 1
Neighbourhood planning and housebuilding: policy overview
Aidan Wilkie, Head of Neighbourhood Planning Team, DCLG

Paper 2
We need to talk about NIMBYs: evidence of opposition to housebuilding
Peter Matthews, University of Stirling

1130-1150        Refreshments

1150-1300        Session 2 – Housing supply constraints (Chair: Craig Watkins, University of Sheffield)

Paper 3
Examining the Supply Challenges for British Housebuilders in the Post-Recession Era
Sarah Payne, University of Sheffield

Paper 4
Housing supply and suppliers: the microeconomics of housing development
Chris Leishman, Heriot-Watt University

1300-1330        Lunch     

1330-1500       Session 3 – Policy Intervention and Instruments (Chair: Robert Rutherfoord, DCLG)

Paper 5
Behavioural Intervention and New Development: Can’t we just give a nudge?
Craig Watkins, University of Sheffield

Paper 6
Legal Scales of Housebuilding
Antonia Layard, University of Bristol

Paper 7
Tackling the housing supply crisis in London
Kath Scanlon, London School of Economics

1500-1550        Neighbourhood Solutions – Participant Discussion (Chair: Tom Tolfree, DCLG)

1550-1600       Closing Remarks and Next Event

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