Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Award

28 February 2019

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Award

We are delighted that Dr Angelique Chettiparamb and Joseph Ayitio have won a globally competitive award from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in the United States to develop a descriptive case study. The $2,000 award will be used to support the development and dissemination of an innovative teaching case, and will be part of a repository of teaching case studies delivered by the Institute.

The case study is titled “Keeping Urban Housing Permanently Affordable: The London Community Land Trust”’. This will involve research on the formulation of the London Community Land Trust and their successful completion of the redevelopment of St Clément’s, a Grade 2 listed building and former workhouse in London, providing 252 homes of which 73 are refurbished historic listed buildings. The case study is set within the context of the London housing market and the desire to provide permanently affordable homes; the Greater London Authority reports that the cheapest 80% of new homes are only affordable to the top 8% of renting households. In addition to secondary data, interviews will be conducted with all the stakeholders involved including industry and local government. The module will also contribute to teaching at the University of Reading, especially in the MSc module in Real Estate and Planning titled, ‘Land, Property Rights and Institutions’ co-taught by Dr Chettiparamb and Mr Ayitio.