The Building and Social Housing Foundation supports bottom up approaches to housing problems, and actively examines how better policy and practice can provide improved housing for all.
In the UK, BSHF has explored a number of different approaches to increasing housing supply, both through building new homes and making better use of the existing stock.
Following their Windsor Consultation in 2013 BSHF published Creating the Conditions for New Settlements in England which argues that “(N)ew settlements offer the opportunity to create better places, which not only deliver housing, but provide a range of social, environmental and economic benefits that will help to address the challenges facing England today. These include a growing and ageing population, climate change and weak economic growth.” (p.6).
In a new article they seek to promote this innovative solution afresh.