News & Events


13 May 2016
LSE London Seminar: Housing Strategies for the New Mayor

12 May 2016

Kath Scanlon presented at the 'Wohnen für alle?! Wissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Architektur, Planung und Politik'  conference at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

10 May 2016

Taking stock: Understanding the effects of recent policy measures on the private rented sector and Buy-to-Let, report launch

10 May 2016

Melissa Fernaández speaks to Design & Build Review about London's housing crisis in an article titled The Future of Urban Housing

5 May 2016 

Kath Scanlon weighs in on The Guardian in an article titled Would a rent cap work for tenants facing £1,000-a-month rises?

22 April 2016

Book Launch: Milestones in European Housing Finance, edited by Jens Lunde and Christine Whitehead

14 April 2016

Providing cheap housing in expensive cities: 
is social housing the answer? Kath Scanlon at the ETH Forum Wohnungsbau 2016

23 March 2016

Christine Whitehead, Kath Scanlon, Ann Edge, and Paroj Banerjee discuss the effect of forthcoming housing policy changes on social-tenant employment and the London economy in the Final report for LB Camden

9 March 2016

Christine Whitehead   was one of the Commissioners on the London Housing Commission, part of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which produced a final report titled, Building a new deal for London.

24 February 2016

LSE London held the third roundtable of the HEIF 5 project ‘Accelerating Housing Production in London' on Innovative construction methodsClick  here to read the blog. 

19 February 2016

Christine Whitehead was on the advisory group of the report, 'Home Improvements', published by the New Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).

11 February 2016

Kath Scanlon examines whether ther German PRS would work in the UK for View, an independent social affairs magazine. Click here to read the article in View. Click here to download the magazine.

10 February 2016

LSE London held the second roundtable of the HEIF 5 project, ‘Accelerating Housing Production in London' on Housing zones as new housing acceleration tools. Click here to read the blog.

28 January 2016

LSE London cohosted the Mayoral hustings debate titled ‘Why I should be Mayor of London Tomorrow’ alongside London Chamber of Commerce. You can read our summary here. You can also watch / listen to the podcast here.

20 January 2016

LSE London held the first roundtable of our HEIF 5 project, ‘Accelerating Housing Production in London' on Planning and the Role of SME Builders. Click here to read our blog.


15 December 2015

Our research fellow, Kath Scanlon, was on the panel at the GLA Intelligence Seminar on house prices, held Tuesday and presented on House prices in London

1 December 2015

Kath Scanlon presented evidence to the Housing Select Committee of the London Borough of Lewisham about private renting in London and Germany. The presentation can be downloaded here.

30 November 2015

Professor Christine Whitehead gave the keynote address titled, 'The future of the private rented sector' at the report launch of Private Renters’ Rights: Safe and stable homes in Kensington and Chelsea report. Melissa Fernàndez and Christine Whitehead worked in the advisory group. 

23 November 

LSE London hosted our first roudtable on the topic of Setting the Priorities as part of our HEIF5 Accelerating Housing Production in London year long project. Click here to read our blog entry.

20 November 2015 

New buy-to-let tax 'puts the UK out of step with how other countries approach the PRS', says Kathleen Scanlon for The Telegraph.

17 November 2015

LSE London cohosted event with LSE British Government titled Immigration and Asylum In Britain and Europe discussing immigration and asylum policies in Britain in the context of Britain’s place in Europe. The event will specifically discuss economics, public opinion, communities and poverty.

12 November 2015

In a presentation titled, 'Is there a problem with the current housing market?Christine Whitehead discusses the social implications of a changing housing market at the ESRC Festival of Social Science: Housing Event at the Geffrye Museum of the Home.

11 November 2015

Christine Whitehead discusses Barriers to Accelerating Delivery at the New Ideas for Housing: Tools for accelerating delivery, New Architecture London event. 

30 October 2015

Melissa Fernández and Sunil Kumar present their DFID funded research on the urban-construction-migration nexus | 5 cities | South Asia

21 October 2015

Christine Whitehead discusses the contemporary politics surrounding housing in London in a talk titled 'Housing in London - the current state of play' for the Policy Forum for London.

Autumn 2015

Melissa Fernández and Kathleen Scanlon publish a piece titled 'Co-designing senior co-housing' on Urban Design 136.

13 October 2015

Christine Whitehead presents at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University in a talk titled 'The Role of Social Housing in Europe'.

13 October 2015

Melissa Fernández gave a talk titled Unsettled resettlements: community, belonging and livelihood in Rio de Janeiro's Minha Casa Minha Vida at King's College London as part of the King's Brazil Institute Research Seminar Series

12 October 2015

Christine Whitehead, Melissa Fernández, Kathleen Scanlon, & Nancy Holman publish the final report of the year-long HEIF 5 project, 'Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis'.See the Final Report & Executive Summary.

6 October 2015

Christine Whitehead  gives a talk at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) titled, 'Housing Associations, capital markets and housing supply'.

21-23 September 2015

Christine Whitehead presents ARC sponsored symposium titled 'Illuminating the black box of housing and health'; presentation titled Housing affordability and policy change: impacts on wellbeing in the UK, University of Adelaide

17-18 September 2015

Melissa Fernandez and Kath Scanlon presented a paper and participated in the 2-day academic/practitioner workshop in the Geffrye Museum called 'Putting the Social into Alternative Housing', marking the end of Dr Michaela Benson's ESRC project

11 August 2015

Workshop: The role of Housing Associations in accelerating residential development in London

22 July 2015 

Westminster Social Policy Forum, Kath Scanlon (Panelist), Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for social housing and affordable rent

27 June - 1 July, 2015 

LSE London researchers at European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR) Annual Conference in Lisbon 

17 June 2015 

HEIF 5 Post-Election Event and Expert Panel: Looking ahead - how should the new government address London's housing supply crisis?

11 June 2015

Melissa Fernández was a keynote speaker at the ‘Intentional Communities Symposium 2015’ in Cardiff Metropolitan University.

14 May 2015

Christine Whitehead presents international examples of rent stabilisation at Future of London seminar

29 April 2015:
HEIF 5 Roundtable: The role local authorities can play in supporting and encouraging the development of alternative housing supply
Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

14 April 2015:
Symposium with Politecnico di Milano and LSE RUPS

19 & 20 March 2015:

ENHR Private Rented Markets Conference, 'Private Renting After the Crisis'

4 March 2015: 
Housing: Key Challenges Facing the Parties - Part of the British Government @ LSE General Election 2015 Event Series

19 February 2015: 
The Future of London - Part of British Government @ LSE General Election 2015 Event Series

19 February 2015:
HEIF 5 Workshop: The Role of Foreign Money - is foreign money necessary for accelerating housing development in London?   Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

14 January 2015:
HEIF 5 Workshop: Alternative Housing - Opportunities and challenges for the sector
Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

9 January 2015:
HEIF 5 Site Visit - Get Living London and Stratford Halo
Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis


10 December 2014:
Debate and Expert Panel: Accelerating residential development in London - what could 'change the game'? Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

3 December 2014:
HEIF 5 Workshop: Maintaining and increasing the supply of private rented housing in London. Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

27 November 2014:
Planning and Housing - why the continuing tensions?
A presentation by Christine Whitehead at the Bartlett School of Planning public lecture series

29 October 2014:
HEIF 5 Workshop - Accelerating new housing production in London
Part of the HEIF 5 Project Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis

15 October 2014:
Progress and priorities for housing in the capital, presentation by Christine Whitehead at Policy Forum for London's Keynote Seminar

13 October 2014:
A new direction for London's housing, presentation by Christine Whitehead at GVA's London lecture series

25 September 2014:
LSE London hosts Brazil-EU dialogue seminar on low income housing finance
Part of the Brazil-EU Social Housing Sector Dialogue series

17 September 2014:
Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis project launch, a HEIF5 Event

15 September 2014:
Christine Whitehead hosts roundtable on Private Finance for Social Housing

1-6 September 2014:
Christine Whitehead and Melissa Fernandez of LSE London travelled to Brasilia and São Paulo
Part of the Brazil-EU Social Housing Sector Dialogue series

August 2014:
Melissa Fernandez travelled to South Asia as part of the Urbanisation Migration Nexus Project, funded by DFID

27 August 2014:
Kath Scanlon and Melissa Fernandez offer two sessions on co-housing at the Royal Geographical Society 2014 conference.

2 July 2014:
'The Economics of Cohousing' paper presented by Kath Scanlon and Melissa Fernandez
European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR) 2014 Conference

27 June 2014:
'Migration and the Transformation of London: an international perspective'
Final HEIF5 Migration Project Conference

9 June 2014:
Migration and Low Pay A HEIF 5 Seminar

30 June - 4 July 2014
Tony Travers Co-Leads LSE Executive Summer School,London and Global Cities: Governance, Planning and Design

24 March 2014:
How is London being transformed by migration? A HEIF5 Conference

January to March 2014:
Lent Term Seminars

10 February 2014:
Locating Urban Migration: from Census to Street, a HEIF5 Seminar by Dr Suzi Hall

9 February 2014:
LSE London organises roundtable to discuss Mayor's draft Housing Strategy. See Blog ; Press Release and Joint Challenge .

24 January 2014:
Migration and the transformation of London’s economy- issues and barriers, a HEIF5 roundtable


6 December 2013
New Migration Regimes and Higher Education
A HEIF5 Seminar

9 October 2013
Feasible Approaches to Estimating the UK's Irregular Migrant Population in April 2011
A HEIF5 SeminarA HEIF5 roundtable discussion

11 April 2013:
Kath Scanlon presented The Impact of skilled non-EU migration on the UK housing market at the NORFACE/CREAM Conference: Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers 

1 March 2013:
Migration and Higher Education
HEIF5 Seminar

Migration and the Transformation of London
a HEIF5 Project, 2013-2014
For a full list of the programme events, please go here

2013 Lent Term Seminar SeriesJanuary-March 2013 


Tony Travers spoke on 'Devo max for London? Urban government and fiscal autonomy' as part of the British Government @ LSE public research seminar

5 October 2012:
'Migration and the transformation of London' Roundtable
HEIF 5 project launch

Wednesday 27th June 2012
Ending the Housing Crisis: Should we ever build on the Green Belt?

18 June 2012:
Kath Scanlon formed part of The Guardian's housing network expert panel discussion on 'How Should the Private Rented Sector be Regulated? London in the New Economic & Political environment   & The Revival of the Private Rented Sector


7 December 2011
New Briefing Paper Series, Autumn Edition launched

9 November 2011
David Kynaston Public Lecture: The City of London, chaired by Tony Travers

17 October 2011
LSE London submits response to DCLG'sDraft National Planning Policy Framework
Press Release: Academics find common ground on planning reform

11 October 2011
A More Secure World – from neighbourhood to globe

5 October 2011
Towards a Sustainable Private Rented Sector in the UK
Seminar & Book Launch

28 September 2011
Roundtable on the Draft National Planning Policy Framework

13 July 2011
Report Launch: Realising the benefits of planning-led investigation in the historic environment: a framework for delivery

11 & 12 July 2011
The Private Rented Sector in the UK: Bringing together ideas from across and beyond Europe

30 June 2011
The big (suburban) society - community, identity and amenity in outer London

27 June 2011
Investing in London's Affordable Housing

2 June 2011
The Revival of Private Renting in the UK: Lessons from abroad

2011 Lent Term Seminar Series 

Annual series held from January - April

22 March 2011
Immigration and the London Economy

16 March 2011
Poverty and Inequality in London: What Difference will the Coalition's Social Policies Make?

9 February 2011
LSE London responds to DCLG's Planning Framework
Press Release: Academics find common ground on planning reform

28 January 2011
Cooperative Manchester- Complex London? Evolving City Governance

20 January 2011
How did London Get Away With It? The recession and the North-South Divide


November 2010
London: Coping with Austerity: New Book Seminar

October 2010
London's Future: A Scenario Approach

October 2010: Report
Who runs London? A guide to public bodies in the capital
A collaboration between the London Communication Agency (LCA) and The Centre for London's Built Environment (NLA) with input from Tony Travers

October 2010: Publication
New RICS Book:  Making Housing more Affordable: the role of intermediate tennure'
Co-edited by Christine Whitehead, with chapters by Kath Scanlon

October 2010: Event
New York-London Events
-Roundtable Discussion with New York City Comptroller John Liu
-Business Improvement Districts Dialogue

July 2010: News
'The tax-paying illegal workers living in London'
BBC news article, citing Ian Gordon

July 2010: Event
A Mayor and Assembly for London
A HEIF 4 Seminar

June 2010: Publication
Public Spending Priorities in London
LSE London Report for the Greater London Authority
GLA Press Release and report

March 2010: Event
Transforming London's Public Services
A HEIF 4 Seminar, with the Government Office for London

February 2010: Event
The Future of Social Housing in London
A HEIF 4 Seminar

January and December 2010: Event and Reports
HEIF 4 Seminar (Dec.09): The Draft Replacement London Plan
Prof. Ian Gordon's Response to 2009 Consultation Draft of 'Replacement London Plan'
Nancy Holman's and Andy Thornley Comments to Consultation Draft

Archive: 2005-09

2008-09 HEIF 4 Seminars: London and the financial crisis

2009 Lent Term Seminars

2008 Lent Term Seminars

October 09: Publication
London's Place in the UK Economy 2009-10

January 09: Publication
'Local Authorities and the Recession- Council's response to the downturn'

December 08: Publication
Local Authorities and the Downturn: a review of issues, experience and option
by Tony Travers, Christine Whitehead and Ian Gordon

June 08: Publication
Economic Impact on the London and UK Economy of an earned regularisation of irregular migrants to the UK

November 08: Publication
LSE London Book:  Social Housing in Europe II: A review of policies and outcomes
Book Launch Seminar: Social Housing Futures
Download here: (2007) Social Housing in Europe I

October 08
London's Place in the UK Economy 2008-09

Lent Term Seminars 2007

London Development Workshops 2 (2006-08)

Lent Term Seminars 2006

London Development Workshops 1 (2005-06)

Lent Term Seminars 2005

Whitehead, C. and Scanlon, K. Social Housing in Europe. LSE London. July 2007.

Whitehead, C. and Gaus, K: At Any Cost? Access to housing in a changing financial marketplace. Shelter 2007.

Whitehead, C. and Gaus, K: Policy: Discussion Paper. At Any Cost? Access to housing in a changing financial marketplace. Supplementary Information. LSE London 2007.

Gordon, I; Travers, T and Whitehead, C: The Impact of Recent Immigration on the London Economy. London Councils 2007.

Kochan, Ben (ed.): London Bigger and Better . LSE London 2006.

Whitehead, C; Travers, T and Kielland, T: A Stake in the Future: Equity stakes and the landlord savings plans. London Councils, 2006.

Travers, T; Tunstall, R and Whitehead, C with Provot, S: Population Mobility and Service Provision . London Councils, 2006.

Tony Travers: The Greater London Authority: The Government's proposals for additional powers and responsibilities for the Mayor and Assembly. A response to the consultation paper (Word)

Pennell, H; West, A and Hind, A: Secondary School Admissions in London.

Gordon, I; Buck, N; Harding A and Turok, I: Changing Cities: rethinking urban competitiveness, cohesion and governance Palgrave, 2005.

Thornley, A and Newman P: Planning World Cities: Globalization and Urban Politics, Palgrave/Macmillan. 2005. 

Before 2005

Lent Term Seminars 2004

Lent Term Seminars 2003

Lent Term Seminars 2002


Travers, A and Kleinman, M: The Politics of London: Governing an Ungovernable City, Palgrave Macmillian, May 2004.

Whitehead, C; Gordon I and Travers A: London's Place in the UK Economy, Corporation of London, September 2003 and October 2004.

Gordon, I; Buck, N; Hall, P; Harloe, M and Kleinman, M: Working Capital, Life and Labour in Contemporary London, Routledge 2002.

Discussion Paper Series : 1999-2002

A collaboration between the London Communication Agency (LCA) and The Centre for London's Built Environment (NLA) with input from Tony Travers.

A collaboration between the London Communication Agency (LCA) and The Centre for London's Built Environment (NLA) with input from Tony Travers.