The international work of charities like Habitat for Humanity certainly puts the UK’s experiences into perspective; it also serves to remind that the struggle to secure healthy homes is no simple technocratic pursuit. Like it or not, there’s an essential element of social justice too. By Mark Cantrell
Last year the CIH Conference and Exhibition packed up and left its old home of Harrogate to cross over the Pennines and set up camp in Manchester marking a new phase in the event’s history
Housing 2013 promises a packed agenda but with so much on offer you could be spoilt for choice. We have gone out into the sector to ask which sessions delegates can’t afford to miss
Preview CIH Conference and Exhibition 2013
Manchester will once again play host to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and exhibition and in 2013 it is all about delivery
Carbon reduction targets along with the need to save energy and resources have seen green construction techniques become increasingly mainstream
The latest INMOTION event provided a thought-provoking forum for senior housing professionals to share ideas, best practice and to learn a few new tricks. The verdict of its organisers is another resounding success
Planning issues inevitably soak up a lot of legal expertise for developers and social landlords looking to deliver badly needed new homes, and it’s a realm that keeps changing as the Government introduces new policies and legislation to set the development scene
Employers are legally bound to provide a safe working environment for employees, no matter where they work. For lone workers operating beyond the security of the office, this is harder to achieve – but not impossible. Danielle Regan reports
There’s a worry that Britain faces another house price bubble, but this time it’s not just sale prices that are over-heating – rents are blasting through the roof too. Can these bubbles be safely deflated before they blow up in our faces?
The times they are a’changing. That’s as true for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as it is for the social housing sector, but the organisation’s new President is no stranger to navigating such choppy waters, as he tells Mark Cantrell
The ALMO movement celebrated its 10th birthday last year but with the Decent Homes programme drawing to a close and increased financial pressure on local authorities has the model reached the end of the road?
Construction has come a long way from the days when female workers were a novelty, yet women still represent just 10 per cent of one of the UK’s most important sectors. So why is it still such a man’s world? Michelle Gordon reports
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