|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Pauline Card|
The module is designed to provide an overview of the British housing system and the role of housing, planning and other government policies in shaping the quantity and quality of housing provision. It provides students with a working knowledge of key issues in planning-relevant housing policy. Emphasis is placed on considering the constraints and opportunities in planning for the delivery of sufficient, sustainable, socially inclusive, and affordable housing. Public sector housing provision is contrasted with private sector provision with an emphasis placed on issues of finance and management and access alongside quality and performance.
This strategic overview is balanced with an examination of changing household patterns and the pathways which households follow through the housing system. The focus is on housing consumption, particularly the differentiated access to appropriate housing for various groups in society.
The module is delivered through a series of lectures supported by at least four seminars, which provide an opportunity for students to explore a topic in more depth through guided discussion.
The module is split into two sections. The first section (5 lectures) concentrates on the ways in which the quantity, quality and location of housing has been influenced by governments over time. The section includes: a history of housing policy and the changing emphasis between public and private housing provision over time; the ways in which housing has been/ is being subsidised; how we pay for housing; issues of housing need and demand and finally the provision of affordable housing.
The second section changes focus to the consumption of housing by individuals or individual households. Topics covered include: the meaning of home; homelessness and housing pathways; housing vulnerable people and creating sustainable communities. The focus across these topics is the differential access to appropriate housing experienced by different groups within society.
Anderson, I and Sim, D (2011) Housing and Inequality Coventry: CIH
Bramley, G., M. Munro and H. Pawson (2004) Key Issues in Housing: policies and markets in 21st-century Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
Clapham D. (2005) The Meaning of Housing: A pathways approach. Bristol: The Policy Press.
Gallent, N. and M. Tewdwr-Jones (2006) Decent Homes for All: Planning’s evolving role in housing provision, London: Routledge.
Golland, A. and R. Blake (2004) Housing Development: theory, process and practice. Abingdon: Routledge