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Real Estate & Planning Research Seminar by Professor Richard J. Dunning from the University of Liverpool. Title "Mobile (park) home (de-)financialization through England’s history"

Richard Dunning
Event information
Date 11 October 2023
Time 12:00-13:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School
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Professor Dunning's Bio and Abstract are below

Bio: Professor Richard J. Dunning works at the interface of housing delivery and planning. His research, frequently funded by research councils (ESRC, EPSRC and NERC), governments (national and local) and charities (e.g. RICS Research Trust, Nuffield Foundation), has been instrumental in defining affordable housing subsidies in Scotland and determining land value capture mechanisms in England. He draws from behavioural economics and multi-aspectual philosophies. Richard is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Housing and Society, was previously the Vice Chair of the Housing Studies Association, is the Director of Research for Planning at the University of Liverpool and Co-Director of the Planning Research Institute.

Abstract: Over the last 70 years mobile (park) homes in England have been experiencing financialization. The literature frequently describes housing financialization as a present continuous process, in which the financial aspects of housing increase their dominance over other aspects, yet it is clearly also an historic process. Different types of housing have been experiencing the increasing prevalence of financial control for decades, so what happens after housing financialization? In this review paper we explore mobile (park) homes in England as an example of a type of housing which has been financializing, to explore the historic process of financialization and to highlight how the government responded to calls for de-financialization. We conclude by arguing that historic reviews are useful for drawing out permutations of financialization, that could provide new research questions into contemporary housing processes.