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Planning and Housing

by Christine Whitehead  |  8th July 2020

Christine Whitehead, co-author of 'Understanding Affordability', explains why the private rented sector is the location for many of the biggest housing affordability issues, and outlines how the government can help in the aftermath of COVID-19.…Read more

by Eleanor Jupp and Sophie Bowlby  |  12th June 2020

Sophie Bowlby and Eleanor Jupp, two of the co-authors of 'The New Politics of Home: Housing, Gender and Care in Times of Crisis', look at how coronavirus conditions can make us consider new aspects of home, care and the wider infrastructures that support them.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  21st May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of Using Evidence to End Homelessness, talks with Jess Miles from Bristol University Press about the book, homelessness and COVID-19, and the importance of a 'what works' approach to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  8th May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of 'Using Evidence to End Homelessness', explains how evidence-based policies can help bring about a transformation of the homelessness sector.…Read more

by Paul Atherton  |  20th April 2020

Paul Atherton, a campaigning film-maker, playwright and artist who has been homeless since 2009, describes his experience of being homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

Two homeless men sat on a bench, provided by Julian House
by Jessica Gay  |  16th December 2019

Jessica Gay, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser at Julian House, a homeless charity based in Bath, shows how the charity offers direct support through projects and services which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Julian House is Bristol University Press's chosen charity for 2020.…Read more

Street art saying 'Home Street Home'
by Bob Colenutt  |  21st November 2019

After decades of shortages of affordable housing, spiraling house prices and rents and lack of effective action on homelessness, how likely it is at that a Brexit dominated General Election will change anything? The political storm over Brexit has given the impression that Brexit will be a game changer for the economy. If there is Read More

by Alison Shaw  |  4th July 2019

It is that time of year again when we are out at conferences, meeting our authors, editors, readers and making new connections. At these events, we’re often asked about becoming Bristol University Press and where Policy Press now fits. When we launched Policy Press (PP) in 1996, our very first conference was the Social Policy Read More

by Nick Gallent  |  23rd May 2019

In 1973, Horst Rittel and Melvyn Webber published a paper in Policy Sciences contrasting the ‘tame’ problems of science (resolvable through the calm application of scientific rationality) with the ‘wicked’ problems of the social world. One of the ten reasons why social problems are often wicked – difficult to decode and resistant to any solution Read More

by Shaun Spiers  |  14th March 2018

Shaun Spiers argues that the although the UK Government's major overhaul of the National Planning Policy Framework is well-intentioned, the measures don’t go far enough.…Read more