Rethinking housing supply and design : Feminist Green New Deal policy paper

Gibbons, AR ORCID: 2021, Rethinking housing supply and design : Feminist Green New Deal policy paper , Other, The Women's Budget Group.

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Housing is fundamental to life, security and wellbeing as well as tackling climate change and working towards a zero-carbon future. It also remains a key site of gender and intersectional inequality, with design that does not accommodate diverse needs or care responsibilities, with mortgages and rents out of reach, and a suburban ideal that requires a car for daily living and can isolate women and children in the home. Housing investment as a central part of a Green New Deal (GND) —with a commitment to full funding from central government to ensure costs are never passed on to residents or local communities— would open up an incredible opportunity to centre a new vision of equality and care capable of transforming both landscapes and lives. It would also acknowledge and begin to address the connections between climate crisis and housing crisis, reducing housing’s contribution to the UK’s carbon footprint even as it reverses the rise of homelessness and houses the estimated 8 million people are in housing need.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: Commissioned by the Women's Budget Group and Women's Environmental Network
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: The Women's Budget Group
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Depositing User: Dr Andrea Gibbons
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 12:58
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:31

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