Evidence – the compass of a good housing governance01 Oct 5400
“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule,” writes Charles Dickens in his novel the ‘Great expectations’. When speaking about evidence, the hundreds of graphs and reports about the current state of housing and well-being are crystal clear – prices and incomes rarely march shoulder to shoulder. But is housing legislation always based on facts? Positive examples of housing affordability do exist, and yet, serious improvements in this direction are more than necessary.
Welcome to ‘Making a house a home’ – the podcast of Housing Europe, the European federation of public, cooperative and social housing providers. You are listening to the 8th episode of the Housing 2030 initiative led by UNECE, UN-Habitat and Housing Europe, this is also the second podcast in which we are speaking about governance. Our guest today is the Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Ken Gibb. Since 2017, the centre has been making the link between academia, housing policy and practice.
The discussion continues also beyond Anchor, Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts. Be part of it and attend the next Housing 2030 digital conference “Good governance and regulation to support affordability in housing” on 24th February. The registration is open on www.housingeurope.eu or www.housing2030.org.
And now, it is time to travel virtually to the UK and kick off the conversation with Ken Gibb.